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Category: Lamb

How to cook the perfect Lamb Chop from Costco or anywhere else…

How to cook the perfect Lamb Chop from Costco or anywhere else…

The lamb chops at Costco represent great savings compared to almost anywhere else. These lovely trimmed chops are irresistible at Costco prices. But darned if I could cook them correctly.  I tried all kinds of methods. Stovetop or oven-roasted, mine were inevitably inconsistently cooked. They…

Lamb and Beef Kofte with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Lamb and Beef Kofte with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Two countries create a dinner dish worthy of at least two stars. I love a great meatball which is really what Kofte are.  I am always on the lookout for new flavors to try.  This recipe is from two different sources: A Turkish recipe from…

Cottage Pie with Mashed Potato Crust

Cottage Pie with Mashed Potato Crust

Comfort Food that brings back memories of home. When I was growing up, this dish passed for Shepherd’s pie at our house.  It usually involved the leftover Sunday Roast and any mashed potatoes that managed to survive our wonderful Sunday family dinners. But if you…

Xi’an Famous’ Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles

Xi’an Famous’ Spicy Cumin Lamb Noodles

New York’s most recent addition to Chinese Food is a solid hit. The last time I wrote about Xi’an Famous Foods there were just 8 branches of this wildly popular chain of Chinese restaurants scattered around New York.  Now there are 15. There’s no stopping…

Lamb Shakshuka

Lamb Shakshuka

I’ve wanted to cook Shakshuka for quite a while now, mostly so that I could say “ Your Shakshuka is ready”.  The dish may be the ultimate breakfast for dinner. In Israel it is breakfast food.  And what a start to the day.  A bright,…

Spiced Lamb Burgers from Anissa Helou in Bon Appetit

Spiced Lamb Burgers from Anissa Helou in Bon Appetit

“ This is one of my favorite Bon Appetit recipes of all-time. I make it every summer — the lamb fat seeps into the pita (in a GOOD way) so it gets extra tasty. Also, so easy. Love love love. Careypolis Brooklyn 10/31/17”. Thank you…

Christmas Cookbooks Continued: Christopher Kimball’s “Milk Street The New Home Cooking” and his recipe for No-Sear Lamb and Chickpea Stew

Christmas Cookbooks Continued: Christopher Kimball’s “Milk Street The New Home Cooking” and his recipe for No-Sear Lamb and Chickpea Stew

Two years ago, we covered Christopher Kimball’s scandalous leave-taking from Cook’s Illustrated, the precursor to which he founded in 1980.  If you want to relive the whole sordid mess, there’s a link to that story beneath today’s recipe.  The announced reason that he then started…

Lamb Meatballs with Red Pepper and Chickpea Sauce from Nancy Silverton of Campanile in Los Angeles

Lamb Meatballs with Red Pepper and Chickpea Sauce from Nancy Silverton of Campanile in Los Angeles

Campanile in Chaplin’s Day I used to spend a lot of time in Los Angeles, sometimes for weeks on end. As an Advertising Agency creative, I was there making TV commercials for everything from Coca Cola to Johnson’s Baby Shampoo.  Inevitably, we had clients along…

Spicy Lamb and Lentils with Herbs

Spicy Lamb and Lentils with Herbs

Alison Roman of Bon Appetit I keep wishing there was another protein to cook with.  How many riffs can you find for boneless skinless chicken breasts?  But it seems unlikely that the Fearless Flyer from Trader Joe’s is suddenly going to extol the virtues of…

Parmesan Crusted Rack of Lamb

Parmesan Crusted Rack of Lamb

Of all the things that you can rely on when you want to make dinner special, the rack of Lamb should be high on your list.  It’s astonishingly easy to cook and requires very little effort.  That’s especially true with this method of cooking from…

Lamb Burgers with the taste of a Gyro

Gyros, ubiquitous in NYC A Gyro is a Greek dish of meat that’s been roasted on a vertical spit, folded into pita bread and then served with tomato, onion and tzatsiki sauce.  Gyros, pronounced “Heros”, are everywhere in New York City.  The website Yelp has…

Lamb Chops with Cucumber Relish from Chef Renee Erickson of Seattle’s Boat Street Cafe

Lamb Chops with Cucumber Relish from Chef Renee Erickson of Seattle’s Boat Street Cafe

I am a big fan of the loin lamb chops that you can buy at Costco in packages of between 10 and 12 chops. They are all completely trimmed with none of the extraneous fat I often see on the chops in the butcher case…