Tuesday, 10 June 2008
My friend Jude went to visit her dad over the weekend, and came back raving about this Diana Henry chicken dish. Now, I like Diana Henry and I like chicken, so I thought I would have a go.
So, my interpretation, for 2 people, via Jude goes like this:
1 onion, peeled and cut into 8ths, a head of garlic cloves, peeled, the leaves of a couple of good stems of rosemary, 3 chicken Maryland pieces (skin on), a slosh of olive oil, a double slosh of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and into the oven for 45 minutes at 190C. Served with a pile of steamed veg tossed with a little butter and torn basil. Just delicious! It is very interesting really, the balsamic doesn't taste either sweet or vinegary, just rich and dark and fantastic. If I hadn't smelled it cooking I would have thought it was maybe soy sauce based.
Now I want Cook Simple, so I can see what other delights the book has in store.