At Maydan in Washington, D.C., whole chickens marinated in garlic, turmeric, and coriander roast on an open hearth until bronzed and crispy. We’ve adapted the dish for your backyard grill. Spatchcock the chicken to cook it evenly and absorb more smoke. Slideshow: More Roast Chicken Recipes
While the hearth is the main attraction at Maydan in Washington, D.C., the dips are also spectacular. This Turkish condiment has a puckery tartness from pomegranate molasses and lemon juice.
Think of toum as an ancient Arabic version of aioli, minus the eggs and with a much stronger garlic punch. Just two ingredients, garlic and grapeseed oil, create the smooth emulsion here. This recipe comes from Maydan in Washington, D.C., where a variety of dips are served platter-style with flatbread and whole roasted chicken. Slideshow: More Garlic Recipes