The Chef: Asher RoebuckThe Restaurant: Timpano Italian ChophouseThe Dish: Brick Chicken with Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin

Ingredients for Brick Chicken:

1/2 chickenkosher salt, as neededwhite pepper, as needed1 1/2 Tbs. of dried thymeblended oil (equal parts of extra virgin olive oil and canola oil), as needed

Method of Preparation:

-Season the chicken with salt, white pepper, thyme and a little blended oil.

-Then, sear in a hot pan with a dab of oil.

-At the restaurant, they place a brick wrapped in aluminum foil on top. The brick will keep the chicken from curling up.

-Finish, by cooking the chicken in a 425 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Serves: 1

Ingredients for Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin:

3 lb. of butternut squash3 granny smith apple (brine with black pepper corn, salt, sage stems, water and thyme)1 1/2 Tbs. of sage12 oz. of leeks (braised with butter, chicken stock, riesling, chili flakes, salt, white pepper)2 cups of ricotta cheese (mixed with 2 eggs and 1 Tbs. of bread crumbs)parmesan cheese, to taste2 Tbs. of panko bread crumbspomodoro sauce, 1 scoop per plate

Method of Preparation:

-First, coat a baking pan with a non stick spray. Then, layer grilled butternut squash slices and apple slices.

-After, add sage, braised leeks, ricotta cheese, more butternut squash and more apple.

-Top it with shaved parmesan cheese, panko bread crumbs and more sage.

-Let it bake in a 425 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Serves: 4-6

To Plate:

At the restaurant, they serve a homemade pomodoro sauce, the butternut squash and apple gratin and the brick chicken.

Serving Suggestion: Chardonnay



Take a printed coy of the recipe to the restaurant and receive a complimentary dessert. (valid one per person with the purchase of an entree, until one month after the air date.)

Timpano Italian Chophouse450 East Las Olas BoulevardFort Lauderdale, FL 33301(954)

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