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Category: Lamb

Lamb Pita Pizzas adapted from Semsa Denizsel, the Turkish Alice Waters

Lamb Pita Pizzas adapted from Semsa Denizsel, the Turkish Alice Waters

Pizza, need I tell you, has taken over the world. And Turkey is no exception.  Spicy, crispy Turkish Pizza is called ‘Lahmacun‘. It’s Turkey’s most famous street food. And it’s a snap to make at home.  Picture it as a flavor-packed crispy flatbread topped with…

Lamb Ragù

Lamb Ragù

This wonderful pasta dish is a great weeknight find.  A hack makes it even better.                       I like to make pasta at least once a week. It is our go-to comfort food. This week, I…

Garlic Butter Lamb Chops

Garlic Butter Lamb Chops

Are you serving enough Lamb? These Chops from Costco ought to be on your shopping list. Lamb is a pretty pricey option when it comes to choices at the meat counter. That is good loin lamb chops.  Shoulder and Sirloin Chops are more economical but…

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…