Lunchbreak: Roasted chicken and vegetables, prepared by chef Robert Irvine

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Robert Irvine

Roasted Vegetable Salad

1/3 cup red quinoa, cooked and cooled
2 cauliflower, roasted
2 brocollini, roasted
2 baby carrots, split and roasted
8 biquinho peppers (canned), drained
12 golden raisins, plumped in hot water for 20 seconds
1 calabrian chili, sliced very thin
1/2 Tbs sesame seeds
1 Tbs pumpkin seeds
6 grapefruit supremes
8 cilantro, whole leaves
8 parsley, whole leaves
bunch upland cress
2 Tbs olive oil
kosher salt, to taste
black pepper, taste


1/2 tsp tahini
2 oz Greek yogurt
1 tsp honey
1 Tbs lemon with zest
1/2 tsp corriander
1/2 tsp tumeric
Kosher salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Prepare dressing and set aside. Prepare all the items as stated above, let them cool. Mix everything except the cilantro and parsley together and toss all items with a little dressing. Add some dressing to the plate and place the roasted veg on top of the dressing, garnish with cilantro and parsley.

Roasted Chicken

3.5 lb whole chicken, sous vide and finished in high temp oven
2 oz unsalted butter
6 jumbo asparagus, peeled and grilled, salt and pepper and butter
4 heirloom cherry tomatoes, peeled and seasoned
2 baby zuchinni, roasted and seasoned
2 baby parsnip, roasted and seasoned
2 cipollini onions, roasted and seasoned
4 oz veal demi, warmed
2 Tbs butter, monte
Kosher salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1/2 lb russet potatoes, peeled, boiled
3 oz cream, warmed with butter and salt
1/2 oz butter
Kosher salt, to taste

Prepare whole chicken in Sous Vide bag with 1 ounce butter and seasoning and cooking water bath at 70 degrees celsius for 1 hour. Place on roasting rack, baste with juices and roast in high temperature oven until golden brown, internal temperature must be 160 degrees. Let rest for 10 minutes and carve. Pre-roast all vegetables according to notes above. Saute in a skillet with butter salt and pepper.
Boil the potatoes being sure to not over boil, drain and rice the potatoes so they are smooth. Add the warm cream and butter with salt and pepper and mix until creamy.