In the Kitchen: Wood Roasted Half Chicken with Ramps

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In the kitchen today, brings us Executive Chef Kevin Duffney from Pranzi Catering & Events making Wood Roasted Half Chicken with Ramps. It is a cold smoked slow roasted organic air chilled chicken with pickled ramps and Anaheim pepper aioli and parmesan smashed red bliss potatoes.

Ingredients and Directions for Chicken and Rub:
  • 1 Whole Chicken / Cut and Quartered


  • 1T Salt
  • 1T Pepper
  • 2 T Chop garlic
  • 2T Smoked Paprika
  • 2T Whole Grain Mustard
  • 2T Tamari
  • 2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil  
  1. Roast in oven at 350 for 25 minutes  or until poultry reached 165 degrees
Ingredients and Directions for Pickled Ramps:
  • 8 oz Ramps
  • 2 cups Rice Vinegar
  • 2 cups Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1T Black Mustard Seed
  • 1 T Black peppercorns
  • 1T fennel seeds
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1T Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 T Salt
  • 2T Sugar
  • 2T Honey
  1. Bring everything to a slow boil.
  2. Add ramps & cool . 
Ingredients and Directions for Ramp & Anaheim Chili Aioli:
  • ½ C Egg Yolks / Pasteurized
  • ¼ C White Vinegar
  • 12 Charred Ramps
  • 2 Charred & Peeled Chilis
  • 1 T Salt
  • 1 T Pepper
  • 1 T Tabasco
  • 1 Oz Roasted Garlic
  • ½ C Olive Oil
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender except oil.
  2. Drizzle oil while blender is pureeing.
Ingredients and Directions for Parmesan Smashed Red Bliss Potatoes:
  • 1 dozen Small Red Potatoes
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Pepper
  • 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 T Butter
  • 2 T Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • ¼ C Shredded Parmesan
  1. Boil potatoes until soft.
  2. Drain and press flat with a pan.
  3. Plate in oven safe pan and then sprinkle with remaining ingredients.
  4. Bake in oven at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

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