Saturday, September 22, 2007

dining al fresco

I love our new terrace/patio. V came over with a tasty treat and we grilled up some artichokes and chicken for a nice meal outdoors by the fireplace.

lemon chicken with fresh herbs, grilled artichokes,
fig-proscuitto-burrata salad

I decided to do a simple lemon and garlic marinated chicken and grilled artichokes. I made an aioli, but somehow managed to confuse the process of whizzing it all in the food processor and mixing it by hand. Basically, I drizzled the olive oil into the egg yolk instead of pouring it all in, and when you're using a food processor, the whole thing seizes up and it becomes over-emulsified. The texture was kind of "bouncy" for lack of a better word.
[chicken, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, cilantro; artichokes, olive oil; aioli: olive oil, egg yolks, lemon juice, garlic, salt, white pepper]

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