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Sunday, August 23, 2009

lamb chops - quicky and tasty

Broiled Lamb Chops
(serves 4)
time = little
expense = high
difficulty = low

8 lamb loin chops, grass-fed, room temperature
4 cloves garlic
2 branches of rosemary
4 T. olive oil, best you can afford (not local)
1 T. dijon mustard
1 t. Sea salt
  1. Mince the garlic as small as you can. Add rosemary and continue mincing
  2. Mix oil and mustard.
  3. Add garlic/rosemary paste to oil/mustard
  4. Coat all lamb chops with paste
  5. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes
  6. Put chops on foil-lined cookie sheet
  7. Broil for 3 minutes
  8. Turn over each chop
  9. Broil for 5 more minutes
  10. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
It's delicious and super fast. Goes great with any side local veg.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Corn Chowdah!

Corn Chowder was decisively bland. Next time, I'll need to add more salt at more frequent points and then use paprika or cumin.

Corn Chowder
shopping: easy
technique: easy
time: time consuming

5 strips bacon
8 ears of corn
6 cups milk
1 bell pepper
2 fresh onions
1 sprig thyme
1 T. butter

shuck corn
take all the kernels off all the corn
throw away 3 cobs
cut other 5 cobs in half
cut bacon into strips
dice - as small as possible - the bell pepper and onion

heat large dutch oven to medium high heat
toss in bacon and sweat for 12 minutes. this is longer than you think. the bacon will be crispy.
pull all the bacon out
add onion, bell, thyme, and butter. stir
cover and reduce heat to medium for 5 minutes
stir thoroughly
meanwhile, heat 6 cups of milk
add corn, cobs and milk
boil for 5 minutes
simmer for 20 more
throw away cobs
puree 1/3 of the soup then add back in
add salt & pepper
serve with bacon garnish