All posts tagged: Lemon

Lemon Chicken with Fennel and Artichokes

This is a wonderfully simple dish, filled with an amazing array of bright and briny flavors that create something so simple and wow so good! Artichoke hearts, fennel, capers, garlic, lemon slices plus a generous sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan add so much flavor to juicy and tender braised chicken breasts. I only wish I […]

Lemon Anchovy Dressing

On a recent trip to Aix de Provence, I had an amazing yet simple Provencal style salad consisting of Belgium endives in a lemony anchovy dressing. I know anchovies aren’t for everyone but if they are good quality and packed in a decent quality olive oil their taste positively stands out from the rest of […]

Pasta with Smoked Sardines and Lemon

This was one of those unintendedly successful dinners. I had planned to make a nice homemade corn chowder, however that takes time. Yes, the kind with real corn and soaked black beans. The no shortcuts kinda corn chowder. And actually the kind of chowder, sans the chowder, since what defines chowder is that’s it’s actually […]

Braised Chicken with Dried Figs, Honey and Lemon

I have always been a fan of fresh figs and this summer stumbled across dried ones at my favorite local Turkish shop. I tried them stuffed with gorgonzola and wrapped in prosciutto baked in the oven. Wow. Simply delicious. So when my favorite Schwabe and I recently travelled to the beautiful Peloponnese region of Greece, […]

Zucchini Lemon Couscous

Couscous makes for a brilliant alternative to rice or everyday noodles. It’s versatile and easy to prepare, requiring little more than the addition of hot water and fluffing with a fork. Originating from North Africa, as Morocco’s answer to what the Italians had long enjoyed, it’s also made from durum wheat flour, however rolled into […]

Whole Atlantic Striped Sea Bass with Lemon & Herbs

Not all sea bass is on the verge of extinction. The North Atlantic striped sea bass that has been hand-line caught or trapped is okay, but not Atlantic sea bass that’s been bottom-trawled or caught in the southern Atlantic. Yes, it’s complicated. It is caught in the North Atlantic, from Norway to Senegal. Previously overfished, […]

Quinoa and Lemon Soup

I first tried this soup on a trip to Greece and have loved it ever since. Called Avgolemono (literally meaning egg and lemon), it’s surprisingly yummy. I say surprisingly, as even I would have thought a soup based on the combination of broth, lemon and eggs to be rather…well, strange and a little unappetizing. Wrong […]

Salmon with Lemon and Herbs

A classic Mediterranean combination of lemon, thyme, lemon balm (lemon verbena leaves) and tarragon add a certain depth of flavor to an otherwise elegantly simple dish. Using fresh ingredients there is tons of flavor ideal and this salmon recipe is moist, tastes amazing and makes for a super easy, quick dinner dish. Serve with a […]

Lemon-Vanilla Buttermilk Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Lemon and dark chocolate may sound like a strange combination but trust me, it works brilliantly! I love anything lemon and this combination with tangy buttermilk magically creates moist and insanely delicious muffins. Studded with heavenly little chunks of dark chocolate and subtle hints of lemon zest and vanilla, they are transformed into something really […]