4heads of young garlic (see note), coarsely choppedJuiceof 1 large lemon1 tbspDijon mustard250 ml (1 cup)extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling1 tbspcoarsely chopped rosemary, plus flowers to serve (optional)2corn-fed chickens (1.8kg each)8banana chillies, quartered, trimmed, seeds removed2 tbspcabernet sauvignon vinegar1 kgnew potatoes, scrubbed1 kgasparagus (about 4 bunches)Rocket, radicchio and daikon salad100 gmrocket1Treviso radicchio, leaves separated¼daikon, cut into julienne on a mandolin150 mlextra-virgin olive oil2 tbspchardonnay vinegar1 tspDijon mustard
Process garlic, lemon juice and mustard in a food processor, then season to taste. With motor running, add oil in a thin steady stream until incorporated. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in rosemary. Set aside.
Halve chickens, removing backbone and thigh bone. Rub generously with garlic marinade and refrigerate until required.
Preheat oven to 200C. Arrange chillies skin-side up in a baking tray. Dress with olive oil, season to taste and drizzle vinegar over, then roast until tender and slightly charred (25-30 minutes). Keep warm. (You can also roast chillies in advance and reheat to serve.)
Increase oven to 210C. Place chicken in a roasting pan and roast until skin is crisp and golden and juices run clear when leg is pierced with a skewer (40 minutes).
Meanwhile, cook potatoes in a saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender (15-20 minutes), then drain. Blanch asparagus until just tender (1-3 minutes). Transfer potatoes and asparagus to pan with roasted chillies, season to taste, toss with extra olive oil, then arrange on a platter.
For rocket, radicchio and daikon salad, combine rocket, radicchio and daikon in a bowl. Whisk oil, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl to combine, season to taste, pour over salad and toss to combine.
Halve chicken pieces, place on top of vegetables, sprinkle with rosemary flowers, then pour pan juices over. Serve hot with rocket, radicchio and daikon salad.
Note Young garlic is available from select
greengrocers. If it's unavailable, substitute a head of mature