1.5 K. Whole Chicken
1 T. Rock Salt
1/2 C. Calamansi juice
2 T. Soy sauce
1 T. Honey
1/2 t. ground pepper
1/4 t. MSG
Clean and wash the chicken well. Rub inside and out with salt. Marinate in the refrigerator over night.
Roasting guide - 20 minutes for every 450 grams at 190C.
Set the oven or turbo broiler at 190 C. Insert the tanglad inside the cavity then put chicken on top of the rack of the roasting pan or turbo, breast side up and roast for 1 hour. Turn over the chicken gently and continue roasting for another 30 minutes. Let the it "rest" for 15-20 minutes before cutting into pieces.
2 T. butter
2 T. flour
1 C. water
Add water to the roasting pan with the drippings. Melt butter, stir in flour until mixture is smooth. Using a wire whisk, slowly add the water-drippings and stir until you get the consistency you like. Add knorr seasoning and soy sauce to taste.
Gilly said I make the best mashed potatoes in the world! Hehehe not my words but hers. She said it was the "lightest and fluffiest" mashed potatoes she has tasted. My nieces and even my nephew, Nicky really love it since way back. Gilly said her yaya's version is so dense and heavy. Let me share my recipe and secret.
750 grams potatoes - buy the big starchy potatoes. If you get the small or medium sized, they are too dense and sticky in texture. Your mashed potatoes will never be fluffy.
1/4 C. butter - cut into small cubes.
1/2 t. fine salt
1/8 t. white pepper
1/2 C. fresh milk
Peel the potatoes and cut into big cubes. Boil until very tender and almost falling apart when pierced with a fork. Mash, then using the paddle attachment of the Kitchen aid, beat on the lowest speed. Add butter, salt and pepper. Slowly pour the milk a little at a time. You can make ahead of time but add a little more milk and beat for a few seconds before serving.
Left over Jellied Cranberry Sauce when I made my salad dressing the other night.
The corn Hermie bought in Guadalupe was so sweet and tender!!! It was the young "mura" variety.
I let them taste my Mandarin Orange Salad with Candied Almond dressed in Honey Calamansi. They loved it! Not a single leaf left.
The proof is in the "eating"!