|Moroccan Grilled Chicken with Preserved Lemon|
I have been searching out some summertime recipes to use these special preserves since tagine and comfort food season is over for me.. unless we should get some unseasonably cold weather. In our semi-desert climate this is not likely to happen, but then nothing is impossible! I came across a delicious lemon preserve marinated chicken with an herby lemon dipping sauce that fit the bill perfectly. This recipe is the Queen of summertime meals for this woman....at least it is on the list. This reminds me of a roasted chicken recipe I had recently with a salty dipping sauce. Believe me it tastes fantastic!!!!!!!!
This time around I served it up with Buttery Potato Parcels (recipe to come), and a slice of homemade Garlic Bread for a quick and clean up free barbequed meal!! I marinated the meat before I went to work to speed up the process. Bring on summer!!!!!!
**Moroccan Grilled Chicken with Preserved Lemon**
1 small chicken, jointed into barbecue pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 preserved lemon, washed and chopped, skin and pith only
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground saffron or turmeric
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon crushed chili
For the dipping sauce
4 tablespoons coriander, chopped
4 tablespoons parsley, chopped
3 spring onions, finely chopped
3-4 tablespoons lemon pickling brine
Trim the chicken pieces neatly and combine with the rest of the marinade ingredients in a roomy bowl. Cover loosely and leave in a cool place for a few hours, overnight if possible.
Preheat the grill or barbecue. It should be moderately hot. Shake the excess moisture off the chicken joints and grill until the juices run clear, test through the thickest part with a skewer.
Meanwhile combine the ingredients for the first dipping sauce, and leave to infuse.
Serve the grilled chicken with the dipping sauce on the side.
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