We’ve got a lot in store today – for starters I have a delicious, deceptively easy, restaurant worthy dinner you can pull off on a weeknight and secondly an awesome giveaway put together by myself and a few blogging friends for some gorgeous cookware.
Ready to get going? I am.
Petit Poulet are you wondering what in the world is this mystery chicken? More or less it’s a fancy term for Cornish game hens. A few weeks ago I was going through the sale items on Fresh Direct and up pops some petit poulets. Immediately I knew I needed to have these adorable little hens. I couldn’t remember the last time I had made a Cornish hen but it was something I grew up eating and suddenly was overcome with a nostalgic feeling. Perhaps that rush to buy it was partly nostalgic and partly because I was floating a roasted chicken/roasted potato recipe in my mind to be made with Meyer lemons.
So the great thing about petit poulet is that because of their size they roast up in about 35 minutes, with the addition of some colorful root vegetables to prop up my poulet the total cooking time comes to an hour. Yeah I know for some of you that have hungry kids to feed that might be a lot of time. For the two of us, one hour start to finish is a good night. Plus it’s a one pot dish, hardly any clean up after! Just make use of whatever vegetables you have hanging around. For me, it was some carrots, beets and potatoes that I quartered and started to roast up while I prepared my poulet.
A rub of meyer lemon zest, fresh thyme and butter gives it tons of flavor, plus extra meyer lemons stuffed inside the cavity. The only downside is that I wish the skin crisped up a little more but I didn’t want to risk overcooking the meat. If your broiler is large enough (mine sadly is not) you can always the poulet under there for a few minutes to crisp things up.
How about we talk about this giveaway? Are you familiar with Dansk Cookware? It is absolutely gorgeous and they are known for the vintage style look and the casserole pots move seamless from oven to table with the lid doubling as a trivet. What do you think, would you like to add some to your collection? I bet my petit poulet would cook up really nice!
Here’s How to Enter the giveaway see that widget below fill it out. Once you you do the required entry, you’ll open up loads of bonus entries!
Winner will be randomly chosen through Promosimple. This giveaway is open from Wednesday, March 12th through Tuesday, March 19th 11:59pm EST to US residents age 18+ only.
This giveaway is sponsored by myself, plus these other bloggers and not affiliated with Dansk.
Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by myself and all opinions are my own.