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Capon Roasted In Salt

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The capon roasted in salt is prepared with vegetables and parsley and roasted in the oven. Capon is considered to be a delicacy in poultry, so you may not want to substitute this with chicken. Seasoned with kosher slat and garnished with water cress, the capon roasted in salt makes a lovely meal for all ocassions.
  Capon 5 Pound (1 Unit)
  Salt To Taste
  Carrot 1 , cut in 1 inch pieces
  Onion 1 Medium, cut in quarters
  Parsley sprigs 2
  Kosher salt 7 Pound
  Watercress 1 Bunch (100 gm)

Rinse capon; pat dry.
Salt inside of cavity lightly; fill cavity with vegetables.
Line a deep Dutch oven (that will fit size of capon, allowing 1 1/2 to 2 inches space on bottom, sides, and top) with heavy duty aluminum foil, allowing 2 inches of foil to fold down over top edge of pan.
Fill bottom of Dutch oven with a 11/2 inch layer of salt.
Place capon in Dutch oven.
Carefully fill Dutch oven with salt, being careful not to get salt inside cavity of capon.
Layer salt over top of capon.
Roast uncovered in a 400°F oven 2 hours.
Remove from oven.
Let stand 15 minutes.
Lay Dutch oven on its side.
Using foil lining, gently pull salt-encased capon from Dutch oven.
Break salt from capon, using an ice pick or screwdriver and hammer.
Place capon on serving platter; remove vegetables from cavity.
Garnish with watercress.
Serve immediately

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5426 Calories from Fat 3497

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 388 g596.4%

Saturated Fat 112.4 g562%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1700.9 mg567%

Sodium 7179.5 mg299.1%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g8.8%

Dietary Fiber 5.8 g23.2%

Sugars 11.8 g

Protein 431 g861.8%

Vitamin A 330.2% Vitamin C 172.6%

Calcium 44% Iron 142.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Capon Roasted In Salt Recipe