I made gravlax! I wanted to do that for a long time. On Friday night I thought this was going to be some kind of experiment but the gravlax turned out to be super good! It is actually not that difficult. And it is so fresh and tasty. A perfect Sunday delight.
Our sundays are very lazy lately. I am listening to the latest album of one my favourite bands called Malajube. My good friend Pier-Luc from Montréal recommended them a couple of years ago. They were in Germany in 2007 and so I saw them live and totally fell in love with their music. If you like francophonic indie rock you should definitely check them out.
Last night I went to the organic supermarket in our neighbourhood not knowing what we would have for dinner. I was quite undecided whether I would prefer meat or fish. I was late and so the choice of fresh fish was already limited so I took a look-around at the meat counter. Usually I always tend to look at the red meat but yesterday these beautiful chicken drumsticks caught my eye.
Instead of preparing a marinade, I wanted to give the chicken some flavour by stuffing some garlic and herbs under the skin. I also bought some bacon in order to give the chicken a more smoky flavour.
This would also be something to put on the barbecue. I think that the more garlic you use, the better it tastes – but this is also because I love garlic. I used different kinds of fresh herbs. See what you have at home/what is available and what goes well with the chicken. I used thyme, oregano and mint. Using mint with thyme and oregano is not a common combination but it gives the chicken a refreshing taste.