Pre Yom Kippur Fast Dinner
I am starting to think about the High Holidays and really struggle every year with what to make before the fast on Yom Kippur. Additionally, my 16 year-old son is picky. Any easy ideas/recipes would be most appreciated as it is always a hectic day.
this will probably get moved to home cooking but a great no salt chicken dish - honey lemon garlic chicken - it is my traditional pre fast dinner
you will need:
1 cut up chicken
juice of 2 lemons
6-8 cloves of garlic crushed (more if you wish)
1/2-3/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350
clean the chicken leaving the skins on
brush with vegetable oil and sprinkle on paprika
place in oven for 25 minutes
in a seperate bowl combine garlic, lemon juice honey and enough water to make 1-1 1/2 cups of liquid - stir
after chicken has cooked for 25 minutes pour honey/lemon/garlic mixture over and return chicken to the oven and cook until done another - 20-25 minutes
Garlic can make you thirsty and of course isn't great on your breath. I always take a few mint-asures right before the fast to battle bad breath.
Your best bet is boiled chicken from a hearty chicken soup. It's fast and simple and can be enjoyed with a little ketchup on the side. I make it a day or two befor the fast so that there is time to skim the fat off of the soup. I use lots of herbs, instead of salt or seasoning, for flavor. I wouldn't make any flavored roasted chicken dishes. They are bound to make anyone thirsty. Pasta is always a good,filling side dish.
Why not roast a turkey, there are wonderful ways to infuse the bird with fresh herbs, and then stuff with a challah based bread stuffing with fresh vegetables. A side dish could be vietnamese long beans which are everywhere at the farmers markets these days.