I Love Lemons (aka “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy”)
December 1, 2010 in Uncategorized
I love lemons – they taste of summer – all sour and fresh and fragrant. Last night I decided I want an Italian-esque hit of lemony love. We have a lemon tree in the garden which is most generous with her gifts of the yellow and green fruits … and we have a healthy bushel of thyme growing near the swimming pool. Plus I had some left over dregs of white wine and a sip of sparkling wine gone flat.
The flavours mingled in my mind … and I decided I just HAD to make some Lemon Thyme Chicken pasta.
I used a pack of 4 chicken breast which I diced and then added to a pan with some oil that had been heating up with a teaspoon of dried “Italian herbs”. (I like letting the herbs warm up first to release their aroma’s.)
I have this fab little gadget that my momsie pie gave me which I use to zest lemons … it results in these wonderful curls of zest.
Lemon zest curls
After browning the meat, I added a sprinkling of the lemon zest and fresh thyme – letting the oils infuse with the chicken for a minute.
Next add the juice of one lemon, 1 and 1/2 cups of white wine and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Bring to the boil and allow to bubble away for 5 minutes.
I used a heaped teaspoon of maizena (mixing it with some cold water first) and then added that to thicken the sauce. Simmer on a low heat and allow to reduce and thicken.
Bubble bubble toil and trouble …
Cook your pasta (according to packet instructions) and add the sauce and chicken - letting it coat the pasta. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with lashing of parmigiano and some torn basil.
Some for hubby …
and some for me!
x Sim x
4 chicken breasts
6/7 sprigs of thyme
1 1/2 cup of white wine
1 teaspoon of maizena (mixed with a little cold water)
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
Salt & Pepper