A New Toy

The museum I cook at got a new toy – a reflector oven. By some stroke of luck I got to be the first person to cook something using it. I have been wanting to use one of these replica ovens for years, and was thrilled to finally get the opportunity to have a go. I roasted a chicken. The bird was about 4 lbs and took 2 hours to roast, turning it every 15 minutes. I basted it in butter and a simple herb mixture containing salt, pepper and sage. There is nothing like fire roasted meat, just delicious.

New reflector oven

New reflector oven

About 40-minutes into the cook.

About 40-minutes into the cook.

Cooked to perfection and ready to come off the spit.

Cooked to perfection and ready to come off the spit.

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