I don't normally go in for thinking that raw meat looks beautiful, but this chicken covered in delicious tasty marinade certainly did. The fact that once it came out of the oven it was a lovely, dark and caramelised meant that an "after" photograph didn't really do it justice.
Taken from Nigel Slater's Real Cooking the cooking part of this meal had to be one the simplest things ever – it just goes in a hot oven! The preparation of the marinade did take a little while to prepare, but containing lime juice, lemon grass, hot red chillies, fresh ginger, spring onions and garlic it was quite simply the tastiest chicken I'd had in ages. We served it with some roast potatoes and some steamed veg and I would have been quite happy to serve this up as an alternative Sunday roast too.
Another success from my cookbook challenge - 2011 is certainly shaping up to be a fantastic year in the C kitchen!