Alice Nicholls 16 August 2016
I’m seriously into flavour.
It has to be big, it has to be bold, and it has to be fresh! (and healthy).
Since discovering how many uses essential oils actually have, I’ve been experimenting with the herb oils and finding them incredible to boost flavour in dishes that would typically call for herbs I can’t easily get locally organic.
Essential oils are potent, a little goes a long, long (long) way, so use them sparingly in cooking (most dishes using essential oils will require one to two drops (max!).
These oils last for years, so are a perfect replacement for many herbs we buy in packets that already resemble dried grass-clippings, or that we purchase -apparently fresh – from the supermarket, that are covered in pesticides and herbicides and that go floppy in 24 hours.
This is our delicious take on Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken using doTERRA lemongrass essential oil.
Add the minced shallots, lemongrass, garlic and pepper in a large bowl. Season with pepper and then add the lime zest. Lastly, add sea salt, olive oil, fish sauce and honey and stir until combined. Add the chicken thighs to the bowl and massage the marinade into the chicken with your hands. Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinate for at least one hour or overnight in the fridge.
Cooking the chicken