DELICIOUS LAMB RECIPE
4 tbsp rose harissa pesto (see Know-how) or 2 tbsp harissa paste
Finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
Small bunch fresh coriander, leaves and stalks chopped
2.2-3 kg easy-carve leg of lamb (see Know-how)
1 cucumber, halved, deseeded and sliced
300g mixed radishes, quartered (or sliced then quartered if using the larger watermelon radishes)
100g whole skin-on almonds, toasted in a dry pan
Small bunch fresh mint, chopped
Handful fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 tbsp argan oil (see Know-how)
2 tsp runny honey
Juice 1 lemon
125g pomegranate seeds
Roast potatoes to serve
Heat the oven to 160°C/140°C fan/gas 3. Mix together the harissa pesto or paste, lemon zest and juice, ground spices, fresh coriander and plenty of black pepper in a bowl.
Put the lamb in a roasting tin and rub with the marinade (see Make Ahead). Roast for 30 minutes, uncovered, then pour 300ml water around the lamb and cover the tin tightly with 2 sheets of foil. Roast for 4 hours, basting with the cooking juices once or twice, until tender.
Transfer the meat to a chopping board and rest for 20-30 minutes, loosely covered with foil. Skim any surface fat off the pan juices, then taste and keep warm (or simmer briskly for 5-10 minutes to intensify the flavour if it’s not punchy enough).
Meanwhile, prepare the salad. Put the cucumber, radishes and almonds in a serving bowl and toss with most of the herbs.
Drizzle with the argan oil, honey and lemon juice along with plenty of salt, and toss well. Scatter over the remaining herbs and pomegranate seeds. Serve dish, carved into slices, with the salad and crispy roast potatoes.
Cabbage hash browns
Bell Pepper Eggs
Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups
Skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome, elevated triglycerides, high LDL-cholesterol, and low HDL-cholesterol (all risk factors for cardiovascular disease) in children.
A large study published in the journal Circulation followed over 20,000 men for 16 years, and found that those men who skipped it were 27% more likely to develop coronary heart disease.
Children who regularly eat first meal of the day have higher IQs than those who only eat it on occasion.
Regular breakfast consumption is associated with better behavior in school and better academic performance, including better grades and achievement test scores.
Skinless, boneless chicken thighs are meatier, quicker to cook, and surprisingly healthier than you might think. They’re also budget friendly and less expensive than breasts. It definitely saves you money and adds a delicious flavor to your meal.
Chicken thighs are the most delicious alternative. Marinate them so they can soak up flavor, grill for a smoky crispness, or coat in crumbs and pan fry for a lighter “fried” chicken.
1 1/2 lb. yellow new potatoes (about 25)
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 tbsp. tarragon, chopped
2 small radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 c. flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- Place potatoes in a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover, then bring to a boil. Add 1 tsp salt, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
- While potatoes are cooking, season chicken with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper and place in a large, heavy skillet, skin side down. Brush with mustard and place a piece of foil on top. Place a second skillet on top of chicken and put heavy cans in skillet (the contents won’t cook) to weigh it down (this will flatten chicken so it cooks up evenly and extra-crisp). Cook on medium until skin is deep brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Flip chicken and cook, uncovered, until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more.
- In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and horseradish; stir in scallions and tarragon. Halve potatoes (or quarter if large); toss with vinaigrette, then radishes.
- Fold parsley into potato salad and serve with chicken.
½ cup kosher salt
1 bunch fresh thyme (tied together with string)
1 head garlic, top ¼” sliced off
1 pound kielbasa, sliced on the bias
1½ pounds small red potatoes
3 whole (1½ pounds each) live Maine lobsters
2 pounds scrubbed littleneck clams
5 ears sweet corn, shucked and halved
Fill a very large stockpot (may need to use multiple pots depending on sizing) with 2½ gallons of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the salt and stir until dissolved then add the thyme and garlic.
Add the potatoes and cook for about 6 minutes. Add the kielbasa then add the live lobsters, one at at time, claw first. Set the timer for 12 minutes. By then the lobsters will be cooked completely through and the meat will be solid white (if you are using a meat thermometer the temperature of the tail should read 180ºF).
At the 7 minute mark add the clams to the pot. When there are 4 minutes to go on the timer, add the corn.
When the time is up, drain the water from the pot and spread the contents from the boil on a large covered table or add the contents into large serving bowls.
Serve with grilled bread, lemon wedges and plenty of melted butter for dipping.
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Delicious Messy Food
“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” —– Dave Barry
“Red meat is NOT bad for you. Now blue-green meat, THAT’S bad for you!” —– Tommy Smothers
Food should be fun – Thomas Keller
Seafood Stew in Half a Grilled Pineapple!
Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Butter
Shrimp & Gnocchi with Parmesan Cream Sauce
Red Velvet Ice Cream Cone
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JAPAN FOOT LONG FRIES
Though the foot-long fry trend has yet to blow up in the U.S, I am guessing it’s only a matter of time. That means, you should start assessing exactly how you feel about the creation.
Where do you supposed extra long French fries will fall among the many different classifications of fries for you?
You’re probably wondering where on earth I find finds such massive potatoes to make these crispy creations, other than in Japan or Australia.
The answer is nowhere, they don’t exist. Instead, potatoes are mashed into a sort of batter-like consistency.
Then, the potato mixture is gathered into balls, and they’re placed, one by one, into a special machine that presses out long sticks of potato directly into a deep fryer. It kind of looks like pasta in the making.
Once you get your basket of fresh #longfries, you can top them with one of two Japanese dipping sauces (let’s be honest, eating a dry French fry is pretty much pointless): a creamy shiitake mushroom sauce or a more traditional Japanese mayonnaise… though no one’s judging if you want to stick with regular ketchup or vinegar 😂🍿}
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Experts estimate that Americans eat over 20 billion hot dogs every year. That’s about 60 for every American each year.
Originally called frankfurters, their origin can be traced back to 1852 in Frankfurt, Germany. From the start, frankfurters were basically small sausages.
Today, some are made entirely of one type of meat, such as beef, pork, chicken, or turkey. There are even vegetarian hot dogs that contain no meat at all. Many hot dogs, however, are more like traditional sausages, because they are made from a secret recipe containing a mixture of a variety of ingredients.
NEW YORK STYLE
Although there are as many special recipes out there, most of them consist of a similar set of ingredients. These include meat, meat fat, filler (such as flour or bread crumbs), egg whites, and spices. Some popular spices include salt, pepper, onion, and garlic.
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Butter Lemon Garlic Shrimp
This is the perfect meal for busy weeknights!
It is quickly marinated in the bright flavors of lemon zest and lemon juice, savory garlic and spicy red chile pepper flakes. After being skewered and quickly cooked on a hot grill, they’re slathered in a compound butter which mirrors the flavors in the marinade. It’s true what they say – big things do come in small packages!
If you want a little extra of that buttery sauce to serve with some couscous or pasta, just double up on the butter and lemon. Add some fresh steamed asparagus, and you will have a complete meal in no time that the whole family will love!
This lemon garlic shrimp recipe is definitely one of the easiest and quickest made from-scratch dinners you could make. Trust me, the flavor definitely beats a package of plain old ramen or fast food, so go with this instead when you have the urge to just grab something quick.
16 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Juice of one lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 teaspoon red chile pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon red chile pepper flakes
Combine shrimp, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic, red chile pepper flakes and salt in a large bowl. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine ingredients for lemon- garlic butter with a fork in a small bowl and set aside.
Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Place four shrimp on a skewer, then grill skewers for 2-3 minutes a side, or until shrimp are plump and pink. Remove to a platter, then slather with lemon garlic butter while hot. Serve immediately.
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SCRUMPTIOUS CHEESECAKE RECIPE!
1 1/2 cups crushed creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (15 cookies)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
3 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup coarsely chopped creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (about 10 cookies)
Crushed creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
1. Heat oven to 325°F. In medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; mix well. Press in bottom and up sides of ungreased 10-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.
2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth. At low speed, add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until blended. Add whipping cream, 2 tablespoons margarine and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in 1 cup chopped cookies. Pour into crust-lined pan.
3. Bake at 325°F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until edges are set; center of cheesecake will be soft. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake sit in oven for 30 minutes or until center is set.
4. Remove cheesecake from oven. Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 hour or until completely cooled. Carefully remove sides of pan. Refrigerate 8 hours.
5. Just before serving, top cheesecake with whipped cream; sprinkle with crushed cookies. Store in refrigerator.
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