We make our lemon olive oil by crushing hundreds of fresh lemons together with the olives at harvest time. It’s not an infusion, in fact we refuse to infuse. The benefit of using whole lemons is the delicious citrus-oily essence that leaks from every part – seeds, rind, even pith has something to offer. Here, those deep flavours are complimented by fresh lemon juice, to citrify and electrify a piece of grilled chicken. We like to think that even the bird would be pleased with its final send-off.
Ingredients for 4
Olive oil with lemons – 6 tablespoons
DijonMustard – 2 tablespoons
Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
Garlic clove – 2 finely chopped
Salt – a couple of large pinches
Pepper – freshly ground.
Boneless chicken breasts – one per person, organic
Put all the marinade ingredients into a bowl and mix them well. Add the chicken breasts and leave for at least 30 minutes. Preheat a grill pan, add a splash of olive oil and grill on each side for 8-10 minutes making sure that any juices run clear.