|Russian Spitted Chicken With Plum Sauce|
Difficulty Level: Medium
Recipe Id: USA1028
Russian Spitted Chicken With Plum Sauce
- 2 frying chickens; 2 1/2 lbs ea
- 1 salt; to taste
- 1 pepper; to taste
- 1 butter
- 1 1/2 cup plums; cooked & pureed
- 1 garlic clove; crushed
- 2 tablespoon coriander, fresh; chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper
- 1 tomato sliced
- 1 cucumber slice
- Wash chickens and wipe dry. Season with salt and pepper.
- Arrange, skin side down, on a grill or broiler rack.
- Brush well with butter.
- Put in a preheated broiler and cook under medium heat for 50 to 60 mins or until tender, brushing occasionally with butter.
- Turn a few times during cooking.
- While chicken is cooking, combine plums, garlic, coriander or parsley and red pepper in a sauce pan; season with salt and pepper.
- Cook on the stove long enough to heat through.
- To serve, arrange chicken on a platter and garnish with tomatoes and cucumbers.
- Serve sauce separately to pour over chicken.
NOTES : In southern Russia, a favorite method of preparing poultry is to serve either spitted or broiled chicken with a sauce made with green gooseberries, pounded walnuts, sour cream, or fruits. One of the most typical sauces is tkemali, which is made with a base of wild or sour plums that grow only in the Georgian republic. It is not possible to duplicate the recipe outside of the region, but a good substitute can be attempted. This is an excellent entree for an outdoor meal.