This is probably one of the best lamb dinner we have had. I adapted it from a recipe found on Epicurious. Here is the link to our adapted recipe: Arugula, Spinach and Miner’s Lettuce Stuffed Lamb. The recipe is not for the faint of heart. But it is really fun to do. Give it a try. Take your time and enjoy the process. If you don’t have an already boned leg of lamb, here is a previous post on this blog about boning a leg of lamb. Well worth the short time to view the video. How To Bone a Leg of Lamb. Enjoy the lamb. Most, but not all, of the products on our menu were from Idaho – Support Idaho Farmers: Buy Local. And we really try to do this. Here is our list: Wine – Sawtooth Winery; Lamb – Felzien Family Lamb; Garlic – River View Farms; Salad Greens and Herbs – Purple Sage Farms; Bread – Acme Bake Shop and Vegetables – Volcanic Farms. Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged. Cheers!
Robin asked the other night for crab cakes, plus she found a recipe for Maryland Crab Cakes on FB. We did not have any Blue crab in the house, although it is available at Costco. So I asked if it would be OK to try the cakes with bay scallops. The result is what you see here in this photo. They were very good and a nice substitution for crab cakes. Basically the same recipe, but altered in places. Click Here for the recipe in PDF format. Serve these with a nice green salad with fresh tomatoes, homemade tartar sauce and a 2009 Sawtooth Winery Petite Sirah, the wine goes quite well with the scallop cakes. I will also post it in the recipe file on this blog. Cheers and we hope you enjoy these.
The tartar sauce that we make is pretty basic. Here is the recipe.
Homemade Tartar Sauce
Yield: abt 1 1/2 cups
1 c Mayonnaise
3 T Pickle Relish
1/2 c Chili Sauce
2 T Kosher Horseradish
1/4 t Sriracha Chili Sauce, use cautiously … It is hot!!
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Mix all together and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Serve with these Scallop Cakes, Crab Cakes or most any seafood. Enjoy.
homemade bread crumbs with infused fresh Texas tarragon and fresh chives
pickled beets and hard cooked eggs
2012 Sawtooth Winery (ID) Gewurtztraminer
Such a good dinner last night. It was yummy! Left-Click the photo to see enlarged. Enjoy. Cheers!
A great start to the Valentines Day week long celebration!! (a 5 Hour Roasted Duck for Robin’s Valentines Dinner.) But for now, I know how she likes Idaho trout and Whole Foods here in Boise had a fairly good price on some fresh trout. The photo here is the trout prepped and ready to bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the center is fork hot. You don’t want to over cook the fish. Here is what we had –
Steamed Green Beans with Roasted Garlic and Orange
Here are some photos of the dinner. Left-Click to see enlarged. Enjoy! Sorry there are no leftovers. And, if you would like to try the tarts, go to Janjou Pâtisserie at 18th and State in the Albertsons Center next to Shu’s Running.