Boxing Day, 2006
A Greek mathematician takes a bath and makes a famous discovery which we know as the Archimedes Principle. An English physicist sees a falling apple and discovers what keeps doctors, et al, etc. rooted to terra firma and thud! we got Newton’s laws of gravity. A French monk discovers he’s peeing stars, makes a region’s name the toast of the world and gets his on a label: Dom Pérignon. An Irishwoman opens a fridge and discovers a half-empty bottle of readymade tikka masala… History, and good food, is where you find it.
12 chicken drumsticks with skin intact.
3 large dollops of Sharwood’s Tikka Masala
6 potatoes (cut in halves; leave jacket on)
Take chicken drumsticks.
Push away skin to reveal flesh.
Arrange on a large roasting pan.
Splash olive oil hither and thither.
Sprinkle o. oil and salt and pepper.
Bang in the c.t. masala.
Rub everything into drumsticks.
Then, pull up skin and generally rub all over so drumsticks are coated within and without.
Arrange potaotes in r. pan; cut side facing up.
Sprinkle salt and pepper over them.
Annoint each with a dash of o. oil.
Foil the pan and bung into oven, pre-heated at 450ºF (232ºC) for 45 minutes.
Remove, discard foil, return to oven under broiler for 15 minutes for drumsticks and taters to acquire a nice tan.