Six months rolls by so quickly...for me anyway. The I ♥ Cooking Club has been hosting Donna Hay for six months and it's now time for a change of the guard in the kitchen. Welcome Nigel Slater!
For our opening dinner I have prepared broiled chicken with garlic and lemon from the book Real Fast Food.
Easy as you please....a light meal to be had on the patio listening to the birds sing their evening songs. I used a potato ricer for the boiled red creamers. It gives the illusion I have rice on my plate. A ricer gives potatoes such a light angel hair texture.
Broiled Lemon and Garlic Chicken
Use 8 pieces of chicken: a mixture of legs and thighs
2 juicy lemons
1 plump clove of garlic, finely sliced
4 tablespoons live oil
salt and ground pepper
Put the chicken pieces in a baking dish. Squeeze over the lemons, add garlic and olive oil.
Set aside while you prepare the rest of the meal and when you are close - put the chicken under the broiler.
(Now, because my oven has one foot in the grave we can't prepare the chicken this way. I roasted the pieces and it turned out very well. Definitely one we will be having again and again.)
As you can see from the photo above we had freshly baked bread, steamed pole beans and red creamers run through a ricer. A bottle of crisp Nobilio Sauvignon Blanc complimented the crispy skinned, lemony taste of the chicken.
Welcome Nigel....I predict good meals in our future using your cookbooks.
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Coming up next is Wine Wednesday!