From “Marcella Cucina” by Marcella Hazan. Page 253.


3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

4 garlic cloves lightly mashed with the handle of a knife and peeled


Black pepper freshly ground

Oregano, 2 teaspoons fresh or 1 teaspoon dried

¼ cup olive oil




1.             Into a small bowl put the lemon juice, garlic, salt, liberal grindings of pepper and oregano and beat with a fork until the slat has completely dissolved.


2.             Add the olive oil in a thin trickle, beating it in with a fork, as though you were making mayonnaise by hand.