Monday

Lemony Snickett...

I'm sharing this with you because I love you, I must do in order to divulge simply the easiest but most scumptious of all sauces... It goes on pasta of course (what doesn't?) but is amazing poured over skewered prawns, or as a dip for raw vegetables... You can smother cauliflower in it, broccoli, anything and its immediately transformed into a dinner party dish...

I know I'm terribly boring, yet another pasta sauce, yet another lemon dish... but if something is this good you just gotta eat! We always eat this in Italy, during our summers there, and this is the first time we'd made it at home... It was delicious but is even more so eaten outside on a terrazza, with a small breeze playing with your toes, the strong sunshine on your neck and an afternoon by the river to look forward to...

We call it Lemony Snickett, thought up by our darling Mary who loves anything lemony.

Here is her top five lemon favorites, this sauce is at number three so let that be your guide...
1)Lemon fondants
2) Fanta Lemon
3) Lemony Snickett sauce
4)Iced tea with Lemon
5) Bandi Brooks Lemon Sorbet


Lemony Snickett
or
Creamy Lemon Sauce
 
You'll need
Half an Onion
3 cloves garlic
125mls double cream
3 tbs parmesan cheese
2 tbs goats/cream cheese
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
Olive oil
S+P

Method
Put a good handsome glug of oil into a saucepan and add the onions and garlic, stir until soft and translucent.  Add the parmesan and the goats cheese, then the lemon zest and juice.  Stir in the hot oil until the zest breaks easily with the back of a fork.  Take off the heat.  Stir in the cream and add salt and pepper. Perfect... 

8 comments:

shi(f)t said...

that looks so good!! putting it on my list of things to try...yum!

Lisa Conmara said...

let me know how you like it!!!

Emma said...

Ooh, that sounds good. I love everything lemony too. I must try that sauce. We have an old-fashioned drug store in town that makes its own lemonade. There is nothing like it on a hot sticky summer's day.

Lisa Conmara said...

Do try it Emma! Its really yum. As for lemonade, I'd love to try some homemade stuff in the US, I'd say its gorgeous, We made some here a few years ago and it was drinkable... but disappointing, so i haven't tried it since. I love Iced tea with lemons or peaches. The Italians have a way of making it that I must try some day on this blog!

Beth said...

I tried the sauce and it was wonderful!! I love lemony things as well. My favorie dessert is a lemon square. And I love to roast a chicken by stuffing it w/halved lemons and fresh herbs. Thanks for another lemon recipe to add to my list.

P.S. If you want to know how to make great lemonade let me know. I use to work for a little restaurant that made the best.

Lisa Conmara said...

Oh Beth!! I'm so delighted you tried it and so happy you liked it! What a lovely compliment - I would love your recipe for lemonade - as soon as you have a chance! Thank you!

Beth said...

1 cup cold simple syrup
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (around 6-7 large lemons)
4 cups cold water.

Just blend in a pitcher and serve over ice and garnish w/a lemon slice. I also like to put a fresh sprig of lavendar in mine.

I hope this is what you had in mine. I also like to use limes sometimes.

Lisa Conmara said...

Beth I am in your debt! Its the syrup that must be the key. As for you allowing me have your secret ingredient - Thank you!

I'll let you know how it turns out!