Sunday, January 23, 2011
lately, i've been finding comfort in the kitchen. i'm constantly trying to find new things to create. out of curiosity, i picked up two lamb loin chops at the grocery. i've had pretty great lamb dishes on my eating excursions, but never cooked it myself. i asked for recipes from fellow foodies and received two pretty easy suggestions. now, i'm no food stylist but i really tried to make these photographs look pretty. if the little lambs don't do them justice, take my word for it: they were delicious.
this little chop was rubbed with a tablespoon each of curry powder and cumin, a teaspoon of chilli powder, salt and pepper then seared with olive oil and garlic. i grilled them on both sides for about 3 to 4 minutes each and served with plain greek yogurt and fresh mint. what a mouthful of flavor! the spices combined delivered quite a warm quick, the yogurt cooled it down and the mint swiped the palate clean only to prepare me for the next bite. curry flavors never disappoint me, yum. this recipe was courtesy of chef jamie wolff.
renaissance mommy-to-be, tara christensen suggested a very simple recipe with just garlic, olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. i grilled it the same way and served it with rice and sriracha (because i cannot live without it) the rosemary was so aromatic and woodsy, it left enough room to enjoy the tenderness of the lamb. i have been on a rosemary craze as of late, so this was pleasant for me.
the battle of the lambs has come to an end, and it's a tie between the two, for me at least. i've actually cooked this 3 times and have done both of the recipes together. i can't decide! that is so typical of me i guess. now that i've conquered the lamb, i think i'll be on a duck mission next. any suggestions?