Candy and Sticky Sambal Rooster
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Makes 4 to six servings
For the hen
One 4 lb/1.8 kg complete roasting hen
Tremendous sea salt
1 tsp floor black pepper
¼ tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups/480 ml water
¼ cup/60 ml apple cider vinegar or black vinegar
¼ cup/60 ml runny honey
¼ cup/60 g sambal oelek
1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 complete star anise
For the rice
2 ½ cups/600 ml water
1 cup/100 g of black/forbidden rice, rinsed and drained
positive sea salt
For the cucumber salad
1 massive/about 300 g English cucumber, peeled and sliced
2 tsp recent lime or lemon juice
Tremendous sea salt
4 scallions, each white and inexperienced elements thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
Pat the hen dry with clear absorbent paper towels and place the hen over a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. If utilizing a wire rack, place the wire rack perpendicular to the baking sheet to permit easy accessibility to the liquids within the pan throughout basting.
In a small bowl combine collectively, 1 tsp salt, black pepper, and baking soda. Rub the combination everywhere in the pores and skin of the hen. Drizzle the oil over the hen. Switch the baking sheet with the hen to the preheated oven. Fill the pan with water and let the hen roast within the oven. After 20 minutes, rotate the tray and start to baste the hen with juices within the pan, each 10 minutes. The hen might be accomplished when the pores and skin turns golden brown and crisp, and the interior temperature reaches 165F/74C, complete cooking time 45 minutes to 1 hour. Throughout roasting, if the water within the pan begins to dry out, add ½ cup/120ml extra water. Take away from the oven.
Whereas the hen roasts, put together the sauce. In a small saucepan convey the vinegar, honey, sambal oelek, soy sauce, and star anise to a rolling boil. Take away from the warmth, cowl, and let sit for a minimum of half-hour, no more than 1 hour. Discard the star anise.
As quickly because the hen comes out of the oven, brush it with the sauce and let relaxation for 1 minute. Get into all of the nooks and crannies while you brush it. Repeat and brush till there is no such thing as a extra sauce left behind within the saucepan.
Whereas the hen cooks, put together the rice. Add the water, rice, and salt to a medium saucepan and convey to a boil over excessive warmth. Cut back the warmth to low and let simmer coated till all of the water is absorbed by the grains and so they flip tender, 25 to half-hour. Preserve coated and heat.
Toss the cucumber in a medium mixing bowl with the lime juice. Style and season with salt.
Serve the recent or heat hen with the cooked rice and the cucumber salad. Garnish with the scallions.
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