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Exotic spice is true grit!

July 30, 2009

Quick quiz: If you have a meal in The Gulf region and can’t quite place the distinctive, piquant, exotic flavor, it’s most likely…

a) Amba, a savory mango pickle condiment

b) Cardamom seeds mixed with cumin

c) Mahlab, made from the St.Lucie Cherry

d) About 30 pounds of desert sand embedded at high speed during the cooking process

That’s right, it’s d), so don’t try to chew every little bit of it.

Check out the masked dude below, just going along roasting his chickens in the middle of a sandstorm.

Meanwhile, for those of you worried about nutrition, just consider this dish enough roughage to prepare for four colonoscopies in a row.

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A worker roasts chickens at a roadside restaurant during a sandstorm in Baghdad July 29, 2009. REUTERS/Saad Shalash

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Whatever gets the flavor right.

-Buy Free Range Organic Chickens!

When is the West Coast going to have a Nando’s?

Posted by Chicken Piri-Piri | Report as abusive
 

Chicken a la grit. Yum!

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive
 

Come on! What is wrong with sand blasting a chicken before cooking it?

No pin feathers when you eat sand blasted chicken!

Posted by tim | Report as abusive
 

For those of you who think all we are is dust in the wind… Well, you can always get blown onto a roasting chicken and eaten. Humiliation never really ends, does it?

 

You silly DBag. Roughage doesn’t constitute preparation for colonoscopy. You have to be totally washed out for a colonoscopy. That means sitting on the porcelain for several hours after drinking a huge volume of purgative.

Roasted chicken is another matter altogther. Sandblasted charred, seared, sanded chicken must be a crunchy delight!

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