Fragrant Roast Rooster & Tom Kha Broth By Katherine Bont – Crane Cookware

Fri, Feb 19, 21

“Cooking like this at house once we are simply the two of us is ideal. Making probably the most out of roasting a rooster, however in essence getting two totally different meals from one chook, utilizing 1 pan. Genius!

The Crane C2 forged iron sauté pan is ideal for this!  First the rooster and aromatics are roasted within the pan, after which the broth and the Tom Kha soup made immediately into the identical pan – making certain to get all that roasted flavour into the broth.

All the time take the chance to make a inventory or broth within the pan after roasting meats, the extraordinary flavour you’re going to get goes such a good distance.  Freeze the shares to tug out at a later date or do as we do and revel in a easy broth with steamed rice, some herbs or greens and an egg yolk for breakfast.” Katherine Bont @katherinebont


Half 1 – Fragrant Rooster


  • 1 complete rooster, approx. 1.4kg (purchase a pleasant cornfed rooster)
  • 1 onion (might be white, brown or crimson or in any other case a number of shallots)



  • 100g   Galangal, sliced
  • 1 Lime, reduce in quarters
  • 3 Lemongrass stalk, bruised with the again of a knife
  • 8 Giant kaffir lime leaves
  • 6 Garlic cloves, with peel on and smashed with the facet of a knife
  • 6 Dried lengthy crimson chilies
  • 1 tsp white peppercorns, complete
  • Sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp oil (a impartial oil, like rapeseed, canola or sunflower oil)


Preheat oven to 200C

Slice onions into massive wedges and place on the bottom of the C2 pan. 

Take the entire aromatics and stuff into the rooster cavity.  Stick the lengthy lemongrass sticks in first after which fill every thing else round.  Pack it in tight.  This can steam contained in the rooster and launch a lot flavour. 

Place stuffed rooster on prime of the onions within the pan. Rub over the chook with oil and guarantee it’s lined.  Then season generously with salt flakes. 

Place into the preheated oven and as soon as it’s in flip the temperature all the way down to 180C.  (Beginning with this barely greater temperature seals within the chook and helps get the pores and skin very crispy!).

The rooster needs to be completely cooked after 1 hour and 20 minutes.  Verify it by inserting a small paring knife into the leg joint, and if the juices run out clear its able to be taken out and rested.  If the juices come out crimson, go away it in somewhat longer.

Enable the rooster to relaxation on the bench, within the pan, for 20 minutes earlier than serving. 

Hold the C2 pan shut by and take away the rooster to slice.  Slice off the meat, serving half now and maintaining half the meat for the broth later.  If you wish to have darkish meat, or chicken for the roast dinner or maybe half and half, the remaining half of the chook meat you’ll be able to shred and take away all of the bones inserting it apart for tomorrows dinner, or lunch. 

Serve the fragrant roast rooster meat with some easy steamed greens or stir-fried greens.  



  • Rooster carcass and aromatics, from the bottom of the pan


  • 3 Lemongrass stalks
  • 100g   Galangal, sliced
  • 8 Dried lengthy crimson chilies
  • 1 Tin coconut milk
  • 1 Onion (white, brown, crimson or a number of shallots)
  • 1 Tomato (or a number of cherry tomatoes)
  • 100g Combined mushrooms (oyster, shitake, shimeji or button mushroom combine)
  • Salt
  • Palm sugar
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 tsp Fish sauce
  • Dried crushed chilli flakes
  • Coriander, recent


Place rooster carcass again into the C2 pot, together with all of the aromatics, onions and juices on the underside of the pan and from the stuffed rooster.  Cowl with chilly water and convey to a boil. 

Skim the surplus fats from the highest of the broth, cut back the pan to a simmer and permit to cook dinner for 20 minutes to infuse the entire flavors. 

Take away the inventory from the warmth, and utilizing a spider scoop out the entire solids from the broth.  You can too pour it via a strainer and at this stage save the broth in a container within the fridge and resume making the soup for tomorrows lunch or dinner.

When it’s time to make the soup, with the inventory within the pan add the entire aromatics and the tin of coconut to the pan.  Carry to a mild simmer and permit to cook dinner over medium-low warmth from round 10 minutes.  

Add in sliced onion and tomato and permit to cook dinner for 4-5 minutes.  Then add the mushrooms for one more couple of minutes.  Add within the shredded cooked rooster. 

Season the soup with salt and palm sugar. 

Get 2 deep serving bowls, squeeze half of the recent lime immediately into every bowl.  (we season within the bowl to maintain the vibrancy of the lime and never cook dinner it out within the soup).  Add a pinch of dried crushed chilli and a superb glug of fish sauce into the underside of the bowl as effectively.

Ladle over the recent soup with all of the aromatics and fillings immediately into the bowl.  Prime with a number of sprigs of recent coriander leaves.

Serve with a bowl of sizzling steamed jasmine rice, and right here you’ve your self a incredible meal day 2 of the roast rooster. 

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