Rotisserie Free Range Chicken with Tequila and Grapefruit-Cilantro Mojo, Tostones, and Garlic Whipped Potatoes
- 1 (3-pound) free-range chicken
- Vegetable oil
- 2 grapefruits
- 1 red onion, julienned
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 shot tequila
- Mashed potatoes:
- 4 baking potatoes, like russets
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 green plantains
- 1 quart vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Prepare the chicken by removing the insides, washing it well, and placing it in a large baking pan or on a rotisserie. Lightly oil the chicken and roast until the juices run clear.
Peel and dice the potatoes, and cook in salted boiling water until tender. Drain the potatoes, add the heavy cream, minced garlic, salt, and pepper, and mash until smooth.
To make the tostones, peel and slice each plantain approximately 2-inches thick. In a deep skillet, heat the oil to 375 degrees F. Place the plantains in the oil and cook until both sides are slightly brown. Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel. Once they have cooled, using a rolling pin, mash them until they are 1/4-inch thick. Return them to the hot oil and cook until golden brown. Season with salt while still hot.
To serve, place the mashed potatoes in the center of the plate, add the chicken on top, a spoonful of the grapefruit mojo, and decorate with a few tostones chips.
Recipe courtesy James Porter, Biltmore Hotel, Florida
Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali