Preparing for Thanksgiving...In June: This Week in 42 Burners
If stovetops could talk, the 42 burners in the test kitchen of Martha Stewart Living would have a lot of stories to tell. This series gives you an inside look at what goes on in the culinary world's most coveted workshop. For more, follow @42burners.
It might be summer outside, but it's full-on Thanksgiving in the test kitchen. Recipe tester @lindsaystrand is getting a workout with this 17-pound beauty.
Accuracy is key. We like to test our thermometers from time to time by placing them in a pot of water and bringing to a boil. Water boils at 212 degrees F.
Six cups of blueberries later, we've got ourselves a crisp!
What's the secret to extra caramelized pan drippings?
1. Slice an onion into wedges, toss with olive oil and salt and pepper, and arrange in a heavy skillet.
2. Top with prepped chicken (brushed with olive oil, seasoned generously).
3. Roast at 450 degrees until cooked through, about 1 hour.
4. This is key: Pick at the jammy onions while chicken rests.