Friday, October 19, 2012

Picnic Food part 2

Here's part 2 of my 'Picnic Food' post! (: This will be a sandwich & roasted chicken food post. Trust me, your friends & family will be blown away if u cook this for your picnic! It's that good, for real! My friends loved loved LOVED the sandwiches & roasted chicken the most!

Ham & Cheese sandwich


1 Pkt Burger bread/Brioche bread
1 Pkt of Picnic ham (Alternatively, u can use halal ham like i did for my muslim friends)
1/2 Pkt Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Jar Mayonnaise


  • Spread the bread with butter & toast in the oven for about 3mins at 180C till it's golden brown.
  • Spread base of bread with a spoonful of mayonnaise.
  • If you bought a block of cheese like i did, using a knife, slice the cheese in thin pieces of rectangles. (Don't waste your item grating the cheese!)
  • Place it back into the oven for another 4-5mins & take it out once the cheese has completely melted. 
TIP: U don't wanna walk away when u put the sandwich in for the 2nd time for the cheese to melt as it may burn!

  • Lay the picnic ham onto the bread, followed by a generous amt of cheese! (If you're a cheese lover, pile on more! Cheese is gooooddd!)
  • Complete the sandwich by covering it with the over half of the bread! 

Roasted chicken 


I bought Sakura chicken from Fairprice. Why Sakura chicken? 'Cause their chicken taste jucier, definitely tender & does not contain any hormone growth chemicals or antibiotics!  
  • Cut off the head & legs of the chicken. (U can use it for chicken stock if you happen to be doing one so as not to waste it.)
  • Wash the insides of the chicken removing the blood.
  • Marinate the chicken in Rose wine for at least 6-8hrs & wash the chicken again aft soaking it in the marinate. (Optional)
  • I used these 2 herbs & spices to rub all over the chicken.
  • Season the chicken with salt & pepper too.
  • Stuff the insides of the chicken w 4 cloves of garlic, 3 sprigs of rosemary & a small bunch of thyme.
  • Slice 2 rectangle piece of butter & slide it underneath the skin of the chicken from the butt & the breast. 
  • If you knw how to truss a chicken, please do so. Why is it impt to truss the chicken? Simply because it provides even cooking!

Watch this video on 'How to truss a chicken' if you have no idea how to! It's not difficult. 

  • Pop it into the oven at 260C-280C for about 12-14mins until you see that the chicken has browned a lot & using a thermometer, the temp of the chicken should be around 45-50C.
  • After 12-14mins, lower the temperature to 180C & bake it for another 5-6mins. Once done, check if the chicken is thoroughly cooked by inserting the thermometer into the chicken & it shld read 60C & above!
  • Wrap the chicken in aluminum foil & it's waiting to be eaten by hungry people! (:
TIP: Ensure that your chicken is thoroughly cook as u don't wanna bring a half cooked chicken to a picnic! Tt'd be utterly embarrassing!

That's all for my picnic food post! I rly hope this helped some of you & those who don't knw how to cook, this is actually kinda easy to do. I have provided clear instructions & visuals for u to follow i hope (: Any further qns can be directed to my form spring or email,!

Have a nice day (:

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