Grilled Lamb Chops with Chimchurri Sauce

So, as many of you know, I am not a meat eater but I really want to be able to cook it and cook it well. Fortunately, I have a couple brave souls who are willing to sacrifice their taste buds.  I received an A+ for this round. Lamb may scare a lot of people off but it really isn’t that difficult. Yes, it is rather delicate and easy to overcook but if you follow the directions you will have no problems.

This is a simple recipe; basically a rack of lamb, cut into 10 – 12 chops, topped with a chimchurri sauce of arugula, parsley, garlic, oil, red wine vinegar, and cumin. The recipe is adapted from Country Living and the dish really makes an impressive meal but only takes 30 minutes or less to prepare. I highly recommend this dish for that special night or just a chill evening with a nice glass of wine.

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Fresh & New

So I have become very bored with my cooking and baking lately and I began thinking about what I could do to become more excited about cooking. I want my clients who come to class to be excited as well. Amazingly I googled “I am bored with my cooking.”  and I found a lot of new to me recipes that were simple and most were light and fresh as well.

Below is the first in my series of “Fresh & New”: Grilled Sea Bass with Salsa Verde.

First off if you can’t find Sea Bass just use your favorite firm white fish. Remember to heat your pan before placing your fish skin down into the pan. This will give that skin a nice crispy texture and a beautifully brown color. It can take practice so don’t get discouraged if the first couple times your skin isn’t as crispy as you like.

The recipe only uses a handful of common ingredients, another plus in all the recipes I found, and literally takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. I can’t get green tomatoes in my area so I used a small can of salsa verde and pureed in the cilantro. The fish is garnished with tomato and red onion.

Simple, fresh, and tasty!

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No resolutions here! Just food and other food associated tips. I realized I have been bored with my cooking and baking lately and I want to create and add new things to my weekly menus.

I was told that the average person eats/prepares the same 15 – 20 meals on a regular basis. Think about what you’ve eaten/ cooked over the past few months. What about what you ate at restaurants? Gotcha! We all do it and we are all creatures of habit. There is nothing wrong with that. I’ve just become very bored and frustrated with the same dishes.

I will be throwing in new recipes every so often. Recipes will easy to make with no obscure ingredients. Simple, clean, and fresh.

So join me on my adventure and feel free to let me know what you are up to as well.

Welcome to 2016!