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David Chang of New York's Momofuku has proved that pretty much anything is delicious when served inside a steamed bun with sliced cucumbers, hoisin, and Sriracha. At Momofuku, the buns are stuffed with pork belly (the classic), shrimp, or shiitake mushrooms. These Chinese Roast Chicken Buns with Scallions and Spicy Hoisin Sauce from Mindy Fox's A Bird in the Oven and Then Some are obviously inspired by the Momofuku buns, but are filled with slices of smokey Tea-Brined Roast Chicken.
Another ingenious leftover chicken recipe from Mindy Fox's A Bird in the Oven and Then Some, this Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Roast Chicken, Shredded Brussels Sprouts, and Parmesan is a perfect farewell to brussels sprouts season. Thinly shredded and sautéed with a butter and olive oil, the brussels sprouts are mixed with shredded chicken, golden fried slices of garlic, and loads of grated Parmesan.
[Photograph: Ellen Silverman] Mindy Fox's A Bird in the Oven and Then Some is the ideal book for those moments after a roast chicken dinner when your met with a picked-over bird. In lieu of wrapping it in foil for...
It's a simplified mash made with only a few ingredients—creamy yellow Yukon Golds, sea salt, cracked pepper, a few tablespoons of good olive oil, and scallion slivers. Unlike mashed potatoes that are loaded up with cream and butter, these let the sweetness of the potatoes and olive oil shine through. But even without the dairy, they're creamy with little bites of spicy peppercorns and oniony scallions scattered throughout. And when the juices from the chicken run into the potatoes? Well, it doesn't really any better.
This recipe for Roast Chicken in Porchettata or "chicken in the style of porchetta" from Mindy Fox's A Bird in the Oven and Then Some was inspired by chef Sara Jenkins, proprietor of New York's Porchetta, a restaurant specializing in what else? Porchetta. It's pretty genius—a perfectly roasted chicken meets the gorgeous Italian herbs that go into the roast pork dish.
Mindy Fox, food editor of La Cucina Italiana, has authored a new cookbook all about roast chicken. A Bird in the Oven and Then Some begins with 20 new recipes for roasting chicken, taking inspiration from her travels. Roasters get the Korean barbecue treatment with a sweet and spicy sesame soy glaze, while a Greek-style bird is cooked with caper butter and roast lemons, and one is inspired by the herby, fatty porchetta. Enter to win a copy of the book here.