As a travel agent I get to meet and speak to a wide variety of wierd and wonderful people.
Last week, i got chatting to this guy from Morroco about life etc. As most of my conversations with my passangers always seem to come round to food at one point as I speak to many people from different nationalities, he told me about his uncle's famous grilled chicken, well famous within his family ... He couldn't remember the recipe off the top of his head but he popped back the next day and gave me the recipe which I tried to re create last nite.. (actually can not remember that guys name) ........
His uncles recipe is as follows
1 whole chicken spatchcocked
a pinch of saffron threads
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons cumin powder
fresh ground black pepper
juice of 1 lemon
1. make some slashes into the breast and legs of the chciken.
2. put the saffron into a mortar with a pinch of salt and grind together.
3. add garlic and pound to a paste.
4. add paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper, lemon juice and a tad of olive oil. ( i added one and worked in, before adding next ingredient)
4. rub spice mixture into chicken, rubbing into the slashes. Leave for 2 hours or overnight.
5. Cook directly over coals for about 20 minutes moving often. Mopping with any marinade that is still left.
I only did us a leg each and it was delishhh ... Served with some bread and middle eaastern pickles .......
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So please egive it a try and enjoy "Uncle Mahmoods Spiced Moroccan Chicken" .......
Have to say it was great, really nice taste of cumin in there, i added a bit more cayenne as i like things hot ......