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Showing posts with label Lamb. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lamb. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Damn, that's good lamb.

Readers, let us turn to page 55 of our new Eating Well Magazine.  There you will find the recipe I tested for Lamb with Roasted Cauliflower.  (I can't find it on their website, otherwise I'd link it, but if/when it goes up there, I'll let you know.)  I am absolutely making this again for Easter.

I had a dinner party and it went over beautifully.  The rub and sauce are bright and flavorful (one guest said he'd go easier on the sauce next time, so as not to overpower the lamb itself).  And who knew about roasted cauliflower?  Not me, but it's my new favorite thing in the whole world.  Ever since I made this last month, I've made cauliflower a staple in my house.  It's also amazing braised and mashed with potatoes.

I served the lamb, cauliflower and shallots with sides of Roasted Parsnips with Parsley & Parmesan and Broccoli Rabe and Orzo Salad.


Beautiful, fresh flavors for the rub.
Tarragon, Parsley, Garlic, Lemon.

I'm not really a fan of tarragon, but this is so delicious, I'm a convert.



I done tied it up so nicely.






Orzo, Broccoli Rabe, Feta, Lemon juice.

Parsnips.  Roasted and later tossed with Parm and Parsley.

Photo by Birdchick

Photo by Birdchick

Photo by Birdchick
Also pictured in top right corner of plate, Siri's Cranberry Avocado Salsa.


I'm having another Dinner Party on Saturday night.  Still don't know what the menu is.  Any suggestions?  HELP!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chez Sweeny

My husband travels a lot.  In the summer, when there is no school, my children and I will pack up and go to my parents' house for a few days.  During this new school year we might do it if Bill is gone over a weekend, but that doesn't happen too often.
I love going over to my parents' house.  I'm an only child, and my parents still live in the house I grew up in.  When I'm there, I get to sleep in my old room - which now looks like a page out of Coastal Living- the Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket Edition.  When I'm there, I get to see all kinds of wildlife in the back yard (in Suburbia, Minnesota, if your back yard is wooded, like my parents', you get families of deer, lots of birds and, this year, 30+ wild turkeys to look at).  When I'm there, I get to cook and eat awesome food.

Recently we made grilled leg of lamb and roasted potatoes with individual ciabatta.  


Robin's Lamb Marinade:
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 orange juice
garlic
parsley



Roasted Veggies
Beets
Baby Carrots
Potatoes
Onion
Olive Oil
Salt

Served with a ciabatta roll and a great deal of butter.




We also made Eating Well's Easy Salmon Cakes.  These are now a new staple in my house.  SO GOOD!

Cook on the stove first.


Then in the oven.


Oven Fries.



 Creamy Dill Sauce


Served with Braised Peas and Scallions - a go-to vegetable in our house




Hey, Mom and Dad - I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!