Sicilian Lemon Olive Oil Sauce/Salmoriglio
Salmoriglio is a Sicilian sauce that a lot of people have never heard of. The name is derived from salamoia, which means salty (brine). Made with lemon juice, water and olive oil, this quick sauce is perfect to baste grilled fish with or to use at the table as a condiment for grilled meats. Old recipes say that the ingredients should be whisked together in a double boiler to insure a creamy emulsion but I find that a good whisk and some fast arm action are just as good.
Makes about 3/4 cup
- 2 Juice oflarge lemons
- 1/2 cup Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Fine sea salt to taste
- Grinding black pepper
- Combine all the ingredients except the salt and pepper in a medium size bowl and whisk until the ingredients are well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep refrigerated and use to baste grilled fish, meat or even poultry. Or pass it at the table as a condiment.
This recipe was featured on Season 22 - Episode 2204.