I thought Sunday Dinner Was Ruined
Sunday 1 April 2018
We had a chicken for today and at 1pm, I put it in the oven to cook. It was wrapped in foil and fat placed on it and after an hour, I came down to turn it around, to ensure it cooked evenly. That was when I first noticed a strange smell. The chicken looked OK, so I put it back in the oven for the rest of the cooking time.
At the time I calculated it would be cooked I went to peel back the foil covering, to brown the skin. The strange smell was there, even stronger. I cooked the chicken a bit longer at a higher temperature, to totally ensure it would be ok and once the skin was brown, lifted it out to cool before carving. It was only once I lifted it onto the dish to start carving that I realised that whoever had "drawn" the chicken had left the liver inside the body cavity and the smell was roasted chicken liver! Luckily, the meat was not affected in any way.
In Europe, the insides are supposed to be fully drawn and removed before sale, so someone made a mistake but I was certainly worried that our Sunday dinner would end up vegetables only!
Did the butcher or the farmer play an April Fool Joke?
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