Sunday, September 13, 2009
Nigella's Lemonade and BBQ Shredded Chicken
I've neglected Nigella Express and feel terrible about it. Earlier in the year I was tearing through the book making some lovely mustard pork chops, Coq au Riesling and other deliciously buttery morsels for my ever patient family to taste test. I'm lucky there, let me tell you. No picky eaters at Squirrel Head Manor...whew.
One easy thing I had my eye on all summer was Nigella's Lemonade for a Cloudy Summer day. Each time I bought lemons to make it, I'd wind up using the fruit for a lemon chicken or iced tea or in another dish.
Here we are in September, summer looming to a close soon (and thank goodness for that - bring on the sweater weather!), so I thought I'd spend a day cooking and experimenting.
By the way, a big shout out to Girlichef for teaching me to do collages on the computer - I like the way it looks, how about you?
Here is all you will need.......
4 cups chilled club soda or other carbonated water (I used Perrier)
2 whole unwaxed lemons, cut into eighths
1/4 cup superfine sugar, or to taste
Put water lemon and sugar into blender and blitz until lemon is pureed.
Sieve the lemon into a pitcher, pressing down on the sieve. Pour over ice and serve.
Now I served this for lunch with shredded BBQ chicken that I'd made the evening before. Reheated garlic mashed potatoes and there's a decent lunch AND I cleaned out the fridge.
Nigella Express, On the Run section, page 278
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