Posts tagged dinner
Gordon Hamersley's Seared Rack of Lamb

Although this recipe is from his out of print cookbook, Bistro Cooking at Home, you may be able to find a copy on the Internet. When Gordon Hamersley announced he was closing his beloved South End restaurant, the book immediately sold for about $200 online. Today, you can find a used copy at a much more reasonable price. This elegant and exotic preparation has a reputation for changing the minds of lamb eating skeptics.

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Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Peanut Sauce & Coconut Rice

Chicken lovers flock to this tangy tart marinade. Coupled with a knock out peanut sauce, this is a dream weeknight dinner that keeps on giving throughout the week. On its own, the sauce is the perfect vehicle for dipping steamed broccoli, carrots, red peppers, and cauliflower. Don't let the long list of ingredients dissuade from making--once made, 1000 times repeated.

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Elegant Pork Rib Roast with Sautéed Apples

Modern pig farming has given the lowly hog a bad wrap. Raised to be leaner and healthier, most supermarket pork cuts in the U.S. are engineered tasteless and rubbery textured pieces of meat. However, if you choose the cut carefully, and cook it to just barely pink, pork can be elegant enough to serve at a dinner party. The rib roast provides a thick layer of fat that helps maintain juicy flesh. To boot, it makes for an impressive dinner centerpiece looking almost too pretty to slice.

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Lamb Sliders with Harissa & Yogurt Sauce

The menu at Dune, the beachfront burger lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, serves a delicious lamb burger with roasted red peppers and Manchego cheese on a grilled onion roll bun. The chef claims the secret to tender lamb burgers is to loosely pack the meat and to salt only the exterior of the lamb patties. This recipe swaps the cheese for a yogurt-based sauce that enhances the naturally sweet ovine meat. Supermarket ground lamb has the perfect fat ratio and is no longer a special order item. The yogurt sauce is a traditional condiment served with lamb. Use it like ketchup and spread on the bun for a tangy, This tasty, lean, mean burger may be the new bbq favorite.

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Grilled Red Snapper with Caramelized Pineapple

A Gulf of Mexico inhabitant, the red snapper is a delicately textured, sweet flakey white fish. The grilling master and celebrity chef, Bobby Flay, inspired this recipe adaptation. The butter can be made ahead, even frozen a week in advance, which turns this dinner into a weeknight healthy, fast, and fight at the table for the biggest hunk of snapper supper. Served side by side with a margarita, it is a festive treat for weekend gatherings.

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