Try this recipe by Felicity Cloake from her latest cookbook, The A-Z of Eating.

Serves 2

1 large unwaxed lemon
6tbsp olive oil
2-3 fairly ripe peaches or nectarines
1 ball of buffalo mozzarella
4 sprigs of basil


Peel the zest from the lemon in strips, keeping them as thin as possible to avoid the bitter white pith. Scrape any pith off the peel with a sharp knife, then cut the strips into long thin lengths. Put a plate lined with kitchen paper by the hob.

Heat the oil in a small frying pan and, when hot, fry the zest for about 30 seconds, until just beginning to crisp and colour. Use a slotted spoon to scoop on to the paper to drain, and allow the oil in the pan to cool.
Juice the lemon and whisk the cooled oil into two tablespoons of the juice.

Season to taste.

Slice the peaches and divide between two small plates in a circle. Sprinkle with a little of the dressing, then tear the mozzarella over the top.

Spoon over a little more dressing, season, and sprinkle with the lemon zest strips and torn basil leaves to serve.

  • The A-Z of Eating by Felicity Cloake is published in hardback by Fig Tree, priced £25