We are delighted to announce our collaboration with the very talented Jesse Jenkins. Known to many as A.D.I.P (Another Day in Paradise), Jesse has taken over the London food scene recently with his highly creative, cinematic cooking videos.
Across the months of April and May 2023, we will be making a series of video-style recipes which surround the themes of producing midweek recipes to be enjoyed amongst family and friends. Maldon Salt is used in each and every one of these dishes to elevate even the simplest form of ingredients, where these recipes can be easily recreated in the comfort of your own home.
Starting the series off, we introduce A.D.I.P’ Dinner Party inspired recipe, which is a delicious Roast Chicken and Potatoes.
This recipe is all about seasoning…which is what Maldon certainly knows a thing or two about! You should season the chicken all over, from top to bottom – to even the inside cavity! This is because salt will change the structure of the chicken’s muscle proteins so that the juices are retained. When Maldon is added onto the chicken, juices from the inside of the meat are drawn to the surface, causing the protein to become beautifully succulent once roasted in the oven.
- Cover the chicken in olive oil, making sure to get it everywhere. Season with a generous pinch of Maldon Salt – a little salt on the top, bottom and inside the cavity. Leave it to rest in the fridge uncovered for a minimum of two hours. You can leave it overnight.
- Slice the potatoes in to 2cm discs and leave to soak in cold water until your chicken is ready to roast. Rinse and coat with a few tbsp of olive oil, a pinch of Maldon salt, some black pepper, and fresh rosemary. Place them in a sheet tray with the chicken on top / ideally on a wire rack. Add the lemon half and rosemary sprigs to the cavity of the chicken.
- Roast at 100c for 1hour. Turn the heat up to 250c for 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches 160c internally and is golden brown all over. Jesse removes the chicken to rest and return the potatoes to the oven for 10 more minutes or until the entire tray has good colour.
- For the mayonnaise – whisk the egg yolk and Dijon until combined. Continue whisking and slowly adding oil. When it starts to become thick, add a little lemon and continue adding oil. Then add the vinegar, alternating until you reach your desired consistency. There is almost no end to how much oil you can get in to a mayonnaise if you keep adding, lemon, vinegar, or water – so stop when you like the taste and texture. Add a pinch of Maldon Salt and some grated garlic.
- Serve with a simple salad and enjoy.