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Guinness Braised Lamb Shanks for St. Patrick's Day

Guinness Braised Lamb Shanks for St. Patrick's Day

Over the next couple of days I’m going to be posting two ideas for St. Patrick’s Day meals and this first one uses two very Irish ingredients — Guinness stout and lamb. It does take awhile to cook but the reward is worth it.

Of course, there’s also the challenge of finding a pot big enough to fit the lamb shanks in (usually my downfall), which is definitely tricky, but again, very much worth it in the end. If you have leftover braising sauce (and you probably . . . → Read More: Guinness Braised Lamb Shanks for St. Patrick's Day

Lamb Lovers Month: Smoked Paprika Lamb Chops, Green Olive-Goat Cheese Risotto and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Smoked Paprika Lamb Chops, Green Olive-Goat Cheese Risotto and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Update: Voting will start on February 14th and run through February 28th. You can vote for me here at Lamb Lover’s Month!

Recently, I was asked to participate in the American Lamb Board’s Dinner for Two Recipe & Photo Contest, which is a absolute treat because I really do love lamb. Even more awesome, is that they sent me some lamb to use in developing a recipe for this contest. Seriously like Christmas. Delicious, lamb-filled Christmas. Or, Valentine’s Day, actually, since the theme of . . . → Read More: Lamb Lovers Month: Smoked Paprika Lamb Chops, Green Olive-Goat Cheese Risotto and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Grilled Yogurt-Spiced Leg of Lamb & Pearl Couscous Salad

Grilled Yogurt-Spiced Lamb

Update: You can vote here: 2012 O-Lamb-Pics. Mine is the 4th one down! Thank you!

Well, here is my entry to the Fans of Lamb Summer O-LAMB-pics grilling recipe contest. This recipe features a boneless leg of lamb and although I have never grilled a leg of lamb before (I’ve only oven-roasted), I decided to throw caution to the wind and give it a try. And, I think it turned out pretty delicious.

I used a sort of Moroccan and Indian-influenced spice blend with some yogurt as a marinade and paired the . . . → Read More: Grilled Yogurt-Spiced Leg of Lamb & Pearl Couscous Salad

FFwD: Navarin Printanier

lamb stew

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is Navarin Printanier, a Spring Lamb Stew. Because of the long cooking time involved, it didn’t seem like a very practical weeknight meal, but I decided to make it most of the way Thursday night (tonight!) and we’d have it for dinner Friday. So far, this plan seems like a very good one! Of course, I can’t talk about how much I like it yet, but at least I made the deadline.

It smelled really, really good while cooking and I like how the vegetables are caramelized before . . . → Read More: FFwD: Navarin Printanier

FFwD: Braised Cardamon Curry Lamb

lamb cardamom curry

Oh geez, I have been so lazy. I’ve made a couple of really nice meals lately and been out to dinner twice and I’ve blogged about none of these things. I need to get my act together here. Let’s kick that off with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie, shall we?

I am a huge fan of lamb but almost every lamb stew I’ve attempted I’ve been disappointed with…until now. I loved this! I’m not sure even why this is the one lamb stew to rule them all, but it was. It just . . . → Read More: FFwD: Braised Cardamon Curry Lamb