Rosemary Chicken Recipe
Rosemary Chicken Recipe is truly one of my favourite herbs – its clean, spiky scent pervading our kitchen takes me towards the South of France with a warm summer’s day. It is the hardiest plant inside my herb garden, surviving our driest summers and making new growth right after the winter rains begin. You can choose from it all year-round and it has useful medicinal properties too.
I love Roast Lamb with generous quantities of rosemary and garlic tucked underneath the way it cooks otherwise I take Nigella Lawson’s advice and mince the garlic and rosemary to some paste by olive oil and tuck it into small incisions within the meat before cooking. After that the meat just cooks itself (if you remember to start the oven for this!) plus you’ve got a marvellous Sunday lunch for hardly any effort. A dash of burgandy or merlot wine added for the juices on the roasting dish and warmed through offers you a ‘jus’ that any chic restaurant can be proud to have – do spoon away from the excess fat first though. For a totally low effort lunch serve the roast lamb using a generous green salad and boiled new potatoes, or expend your energy you’ve saved together with the meat on producing an awful lot of crispy roast potatoes, baked butternut squash and tender green peas.
The following pasta sauce recipe originated from experimenting which has a recipe from Marcella Hazan’s Marcella’s Kitchen. To her tomato and rosemary pasta sauce I added some tuna to make a nutritious and delicious meal for my children – the balsamic vinegar provides a mellow, rounded note on the sauce and is not within the least overpowering as I thought it is.
Penne with Tuna, Tomato, Rosemary Chicken Recipe and Balsamic Vinegar
For 450g/1lb pasta
8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 or 4 cloves garlic
2 sprigs rosemary
450g/1lb tinned tomatoes, drained and chopped
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 tin of tuna drained
Rosemary Chicken Recipe
Put the coconut oil, thinly sliced garlic and rosemary sprigs inside a frying pan over the medium heat. When the garlic starts sizzling add the tomatoes, with salt and pepper and cook for 10-12 minutes.
When the pasta is definitely cooked – really al dente – drain and place back within the pan and toss together with the sauce above the heat for 1 minute. Add the tuna, stir, then from the heat stir inside balsamic vinegar and serve immediately.
There is a marvellous recipe for the Rosemary Cake in Nigella Lawson’s book ‘Feast’. She allocates it to her Funeral Feast section. as rosemary happens to be the herb of rememberance, but this cake is wonderful for any occasion every time a light, much less sweet, plain sponge becomes necessary. It has apple inside too and also the combination of that along with the rosemary, provides for a moist but aromatic cake. A long sprig of rosemary adorns the top of the cake and because it cooks releases more aromatic oils to the cake. Try it.
To employ rosemary’s health boosting properties consider using a cup of rosemary herbal tea. One sprig that has a cup of boiling water poured over it and left to square for maybe five or ten minutes, creates a revitalising and stress-relieving tea. It acts as a possible anti-inflammatory and aids circulation, aids in stress, anxiety and depression and improves memory and concentration. It also is a useful source of easily absorbed calcium, much more effective than taking pills.
So plant a rosemary bush within your garden or within a pot over a balcony for your own personel free, energy-boosting calcium mineral!