More years ago than we like to think about, Marina Colonna poured some lemon flavoured olive oil over a piece of grilled fish she was giving us for dinner. â€śWhatâ€™s this?â€ť we enquired. â€śOh, just a family recipe â€“ we make a few bottles every year for our family and friends.â€ť In 1990 we launched it here in London, and it became an instant success with chefs: professional and home. Special thanks to Simon Hopkinson â€“ see â€śRoastÂ Chicken and Other Storiesâ€ť for a great recipe.
Untreated organic lemons are pressed directly with the olives toÂ make this vibrant oil. It is wonderful mixed with balsamic vinegar as a dressing for tomatoes, or drizzled plainÂ over grilled fish or steamed green vegetables. It can even be used for light sautĂ©ing.Â