Lots of nights, I crave roast chicken because it's simple and intensely comforting. However, I live alone, and unless I have someone over, cooking an entire chicken seems a bit wasteful. That's why I've taken to roasting rack of lamb instead. It's available in smaller quantities, and when I'm by myself, it feels like a special treat. In this recipe, the lamb is rubbed with a fresh-herb garlic paste before being roasted with tomatoes and potatoes in the oven. The resulting meal is delicious, rewarding, and, with a glass of red wine, wonderfully luxurious. To look at the recipe, read more
I'm not sure when it happened, but lamb has become one of my favorite meats to eat. I used to be weird about it, thinking it was far too gamy. However, I realized I was wrong. When prepared correctly, lamb can be absolutely delicious and positively tasty.
I've had this recipe for Cardamom-Scented Lamb With Mashed Sweet Potatoes in my to-make file for quite some time, and last night I finally got around to making it. It takes a little bit more time than a Fast & Easy Dinner, but if you're willing, it can definitely be accomplished on a school night. The meat is seared then finished in the oven, and the whole thing is served with a red-wine sauce. To get the recipe, read more
A few weeks ago, I got an email asking about the meal that Matthew McConaughey prepares for Kate Hudson in the film, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. I thought it would be a fun thing to look into, but I had actually never seen the film before. So imagine my surprise when I turned on my TV last week and that exact scene was on! I'm not sure what channel the TV was left on, but I could not believe the coincidence. During the scene, in case you haven't seen the movie, McConaughey prepares an elaborately beautiful roasted lamb with cherry glaze only to have Hudson declare she is a vegetarian. I know that she's trying to lose him, but anyone that could turn down such gorgeous food is crazy (especially since she wasn't really a vegetarian).
Now this recipe isn't an after work whip it up affair. But if you've got time and are trying to impress someone, then go ahead and give this recipe a try. For a delicious rack of lamb with a merlot glaze and cherry reduction sauce, read more