This last Sunday I just couldn’t decide what to make for dinner.
And you know, I am in the habit of lobbing out dinner options at breakfast.
I just needed some inspiration.
With life on fast forward, or so it seems lately, I have been in the habit of cruising Pinterest or Googling a few ingredients to come up with a quick dinner plan.
Sunday though, I had some time to myself, and eyeing my big collection of cookbooks, I thought I would do the old-fashioned thing and read one, or two.
So, I settled myself into our big leather chair in the kitchen, perfectly situated in the southwest corner surrounded by windows.
A cup of tea and an armful of cookbooks, I lingered over a recipe here, salivated over a picture there.
I knew dinner was in here somewhere, and I must admit all this lingering was making me hungry.
As soon as I saw it, I knew.
Ann Burrell’s Grilled Chicken with Lemons & Dijon!
I had picked her latest cookbook “Cook like a Rock Star” when she was here (her hometown) for a book signing.
In person I felt she is just as she appears on TV. Quirky, fun, full of energy, and a force.
This Chicken was so fantastic, I am now wondering why I haven’t made every darn thing in this book.
It’s perfect in that the recipes are rustic, yet elegant. With easily accessible ingredients.
For those of you who don’t have the time today to linger and sip tea, don’t worry I posted it on Pinterest too.
- 4 lemons, 2 zested and juiced, 2 halved
- 1 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped
- Kosher salt
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 pound chickens, I used breasts cut in half horizontally and thighs both on the bone