Cooking Caveman with Jeff Nimoy

THESE ARE THE COOKING ADVENTURES OF JEFF NIMOY, AN LA WRITER WHO, WHILE DOING RESEARCH FOR A SCRIPT, STUMBLED UPON WHAT’S CALLED THE CAVEMAN DIET, ALSO KNOWN AS THE PALEO DIET. BASICALLY, IT’S EATING WHAT THE CAVEMEN ATE. HE TRIED IT OUT, AND THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN STAGGERING! THIS BLOG SHOWS EXACTLY HOW AND WHAT JEFF EATS. IF YOU’RE NEW TO THE BLOG, PLEASE START WITH THE “ENTERING THE CAVE” PAGE TO GET A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.

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Apricot Chicken!

Phenomenal!  I finally found a farmer who only feeds their pasture raised chickens sunflower sprouts (the only pasture raised chicken farmer near me prior to this one fed their birds soy and corn).  It’s nice to have chicken back on the menu!

I marinated it in my paleo apricot sauce (my freezer is now empty of all 2011 spring and summer delicacies and I’m ready to start on the 2012 batches) for 48 hours, and then I stuck a peeled orange (pierced with a fork about a million times) in the cavity of the 3.5 pound bird (A peach or lemon work great too).  Then, drizzled it with olive oil for a nice crispy skin and roasted it breast side down (see my post on French Roasted Chicken for more cooking tips) on 375 for an hour (rotating in my oven for even cooking), then brushed the brown crispy skin with some more apricot sauce, flipped it over breast side up, drizzled olive oil and roasted for another 30 minutes.  Rotated it in the oven again, and brushed on final glaze of apricot sauce, roasting for the last 30 minutes.

That orange inside released it’s juices and the chicken was flavorful and MOIST!  It tasted incredible.  If you’re a skin freak like me, this one is a keeper!  And this batch of apricot sauce was particularly spicy!  I think I used habanero instead of jalapeno, I can’t remember, but all I know is I’m out of spicy hot sauces until peppers come back in season this summer.  It’s gonna be a bland spring for my fiery palette.  :(

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