I have been meaning to work on my first Risotto for about a year now; it was one of 2 food related new years resolutions, the second being baking bread… it will come, I am going to do it before the end of 2012 for sure. I have seen, heard and read about a lot of Risotto recipes; creamy delicious, broth drenched granules of rice. I had picked up my Arborio rice about 2-3 months ago… and snip snip, the packet was finally opened. Continue reading
Friday morning, blue skies, the crisp air after the midnight rain… mmmm the day was all good and I was going to keep it so. Jumped on my computer, picked my soundtrack for the day… ‘Wonderful Life’ by Loius Armstrong… absolutely love his crooning voice!
Food is always on my mind regardless of where I am, even more so when I travel cause I am so nosey and just have to know what everything tastes like.. well as long as it looks appetizing atleast. I stay away from things that still move… *shiver* . I had visited Nepal and they definitely didn’t have any live foods in sight, but infact they did have scrumptions amounts of Momos, and I will tell you more about them in my upcoming post. So now I feel terrible about my weight gain in Nepal, hence the last few posts have been focussed on getting me to shed those pounds; including a strenuous bootcamp at 6 in the a.m. plus running for 30-45 minutes and a whole lot of leaf eating… granted it isn’t really working, but atleast I can say I tried.
Here’s another 30 minute quickie you can sprout up in no time. Do check out my guest post on my friend Aseya’s Blog
It was another ladies “Saturday Get-together”, and unlike my usual self, I had been lazy and didn’t sort out the menu; absolutely no clue what I was going to dish out thanks to a busy weekend. I needed some last minute inspiration. While the maids were sorting my apartment, I jumped out of bed at 8:30am and went to oz; aka Spinneys! my wonderland, my creative corner I walked around the fruits and vegetables section; I was debating preparing a salad or a sweet mash… but the sweet potatoes started singing loudly to me and I had to reach for them. So, they ended up in my basket with some fresh asparagus and a few other juicy things. As i continued.. I spotted a nice pile of shiny deep red pomegranates and i couldn’t resist.
I picked out a few and thought… hmm desert or.. dressing.. Well I was aiming for desert up until I passed the butcher as he was chopping up some fresh lamb chops and neatly lining them up on tiny trays. I quickly shouted “I’ll have 3 of those trays please” I finally had my main course sorted! It had to be grilled lamb chops with a pomegranate dressing
So here’s another enjoyable 30 minute recipe and here’s what you’ll need:
- 8-9 Frenched lamb chops
- 2 pomegranates
- 3 cloves of Garlic
- 1 cube vegetable stock
- 3 tbsp tamarind paste
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tbsp Red wine
- 1 tsp Olive oil
- ½ cup water
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
So, my suggestion is prepare the sauce first, cause you will want to have those delicious little things fresh off the grill. But prepare the chops and set them aside before you start. Dry the lamb chops out by dabbing it with a paper towel (this helps ini browning the meat) Mix the salt, pepper and cayenne pepper powder together. Rub these into the lamb chops massaging and spreading it evenly on both sides. Let it sit for 15 minutes while you prepare the sauce.
While letting it simmer, start up the grill and pop those beautiful chops. Cook till desired. (Well done/ medium/ rare)