Making this chicken was an interesting adventure. But what venture into the kitchen isn't? Baby actually smoked the chicken in our smoker, which made it a little dry but the flavor was certainly good and worth trying again. The next time, we both agreed that instead, we'd like to adhere to the recipe which calls for roasting a whole bird in the oven; we used two frozen chicken breasts that we already had. However, the recipe does not list an oven temperature--let's say 400 degrees is a good bet. The best part was that we had all of the ingredients on hand and didn't have to leave the house on such a lazy afternoon. A quality tea is essential, I think, for this, and Samovar's Earl Grey Black was highly appropriate. Also, live a little and add more soy sauce and sesame oil than the recipe suggests. The preparation and ensuing method is very easy--and surely any guests you may have lingering about will find the exotic aromas, suggestive of old world tea merchants, to be most alluring, as they waft out of the kitchen.
After a career as a theatrical agent for Broadway, film, and television, Mr. Sherwood left his stable of actors from the stage and screen and went on to pursue his literary aspirations. He is currenly the senior editor for Carnsmedia, was web editor for Interior Design and the dining editor for Next magazine (nextmagazine.com) where he wrote a weekly restaurant review column which also featured Manhattan's best food and drink recipes from the finest chefs and bartenders on the island. He has written for New York magazine, Travel & Leisure and Woman’s Day, among others, and his recipe for Wicked Good Clam Chowdah from this blog was published by Andrews McMeel in Foodista’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook.
A proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Mr. Sherwood also studied voice and theater abroad at Regent’s College, in London’s historic Regent’s Park, and at the Royal Academy of Music. He spent a year at Hunter College in Manhattan.
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