What you will need
1 whole chicken cut in half (along the breast not the back bone) to form a butterfly1 tablespoon rosemary1 bunch of Fresh mint with coriander and about 6-8 leave fresh basil.1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cracked black pepper1 teaspoon cumin1/2 teaspoon Paprika1 tablespoon soy sauce1 teaspoon ginger paste1 tablespoon red or orange chilli paste (for paste blend 3-4 red or orange chillies with 1 teaspoon vinegar and ½ teaspoon salt). I keep a stash in a container great for other recipes.2 heaped tablespoons fresh garlic paste1/4 cup beer (any ale will do)Splash vinegarOil to sprinkle over chicken to get it going not too much as chicken has its own fat
Place all ingredients other than chicken into a blender ;) blend till you have a nice smooth marinade.
Wash butterflied chicken well drain score skin with deep enough slits for marinade to penetrate
Place chicken and marinade in large zip lock bag or a sealable bowel big enough to fit chicken and begin to rub in the marinade into all the crooks and crannies of the chicken
Marinade for 6-8hours or for a better result overnight.
You can either place chicken on a bbq grill and cook till juices run clear or place in an oven and bake at 180degrees for 45mins – 1hour or until juices run clear.
Serve with chips (see recipes for chips) or salads and rolls