I have a couple of chicken drumsticks left over. They were primed with the last bit of my Harissa powder, which I supplemented with an Indian Marsala mix, so they were nicely spiced but there is not a lot of meat. I had them with some sticky Sushi rice the other night. Some of that is left over too but I'm more tempted by the idea of a biryani. That would mean a busy time in the kitchen and I am feeling lazy . . .
It had to be done, when I looked at the pots and the things that needed flinging. Kitchen gets just two days' neglect and it calls you a disgrace - as bad as a cat! Calling the RSPCK, it says!
'twas a simple biryani in the end: onion, whole spices, garlic, ghee, parboiled basmati, chicken on the top, lid-on job. It called for something moist, so it got a bit of a wimpy, Thai, ready-made, red-curry sauce. All a bit eclectic. There were three drumsticks, as it turned out, so famine averted - for now!
I was absolutely STUNNED. Furtively threw one of Techy's drumstick scraps towards a seagull - not sure you're really supposed to feed the sky-rats - and it grabbed and swallowed it, and another, and the third it caught on the bounce and gulp, gone!
They must eat entire fish at sea so a chicken leg isn't much different. A bit surreal to watch though.
I like it and good lemon marmalade, most commercial varieties are too sweet for me and my mothers recipe for the latter vanished like smoke...never found it. I can only recall she de-seeded a lot of lemons and put then through the mincer as a starting point.