Saturday, October 14, 2006

Nigel Slater's Roast chicken thighs with lime and ginger
For 2 people
6 chicken thighs
juice of 4 limes
2 stalks lemongrass, sliced
4 red chillies, chopped
a knob of ginger, shredded
4 spring onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons honey

Slash the skin on the chicken thighs and put them in a roasting tray. Mix the marinade ingredients together, season and pour over the chicken, rubbing it into the skin. Marinade for an hour or two, turn the chicken once. Cook at 200C/Gas 6 for about 40 mins.

This recipe sounds divine, even looks divine and might even taste quite good, but it was SUCH a disappointment when I made it for the first time for dinner with Ana and Russel. The juice burnt to the bottom of the pan so it was dry, I made rice to go with it thinking there was going to be loads of sauce so that was a disaster! For some reason I thought broccoli would be a good accompaniment, not so much!

Everyone was very polite but I couldn't sleep that night thinking about how to improve the recipe! Prehaps more lime juice? Maybe steamed bokchoi? Coconut rice? I am going to have to make this again and make it better.....

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