Serious Eats: Recipes
Sunday Supper: Grilled Ginger-Lemongrass Chicken
Each Saturday evening we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.
In case you hadn't noticed, it's Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S. of A., and like all red-blooded hoot-hollerin' Americans, I plan to do my share of grilling this weekend.
This is one of my favorite grilled chicken recipes. It's got the flavors of Southeast Asia built right in, flavors that seem to do very well over the flame.
I typically halve this recipe when making it for myself. But for the weekend, I'm sure you're having people over or hanging out in a crowd, so following it as-is, with two chickens, should do it for you.
Butterflying a Chicken
One other thing. This recipe calls for you to butterfly a chicken. Up until a few years ago, I had never done this or even realized the usefulness of this technique. I know our more advanced cooks and grillers out there are probably laughing right now, but for anyone who hasn't got a clue how to butterfly a bird, well, here's a video. Butterflying allows the chicken to cook more evenly, and it's pretty damn easy to do. Check it:
Link: How to Butterfly a Chicken [YouTube]