Monthly Archives: September 2007

A Lamb Supreme

So I got a 25% off coupon for Fresh Direct over the summer. I filled my freezer with meats. This weekend I defrosted the double cut lamb rib chops. This morning I marinated them in sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and olive oil. Tonight I walked them over to Sean’s and Sabrina’s house where we broke in her grill griddle. After a quick sear on either side so that the chops had beautiful color, I slid them into a 350-degree oven for ten minutes. After 5 minutes of resting, they where perfectly done, a nice rare. Since I can’t leave well enough alone, I made a chimichurri emulsion to go with them. Two bunches of cilantro, a few tablespoons of olive oil, one clove of garlic, a few splashes of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of sugar, salt and a few red pepper flakes all went into the blender. It whirled into a creamy bright green emulsion. Taste it to make sure it is the right balance. There should be a good mouth of cilantro, not too bitter (adjust salt and sugar to make sure) and there should be just enough heat from the red pepper.

Enjoy.

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Sandwich?

So I’m watching the Food Network, one of my greatest friends, Frances, is a judge on the Sandwich Competition show and one of the competitors is making “The Elvis” sandwich. I just made something similar… but not as fancy. I spread crunchy peanut butter on pieces of wheat bread then i made a banana filling. I mushed up two ripe bananas with honey, lemon juice, brown sugar, vanilla, a dash of salt and cinnimon. So spread that inside and thow it in the grill. Once the sandwich is crispy, I cut them into wedges, sprinkled them with powdered sugar and to really kick it up, spooned sabayon. It got rave reviews. Super easy and really impressive.