Lamb

Independence Day Sliders

. . Fourth of July is a great time to fire up the BBQ and grill up some burgers.  This year I tried some different slider recipes, especially now that grocery stores have slider buns in their baked goods section.  Here’s a few winners from the weekend: Pulled Pork Sliders Ingredients: 2 lbs pork belly 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup…

Roast Lamb with Shallots, Mint and Mustard

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For lamb: 1 crown of lamb made from two 8-rib racks (about 4 1/2 pounds total) 3 TBSP butter, room temperature 1 TBSP plus 1/2 TSP Dijon mustard 2 TSP dried rosemary 1 cup dry white wine large shallots, chopped 1/4 cup chicken stock 3 TBSP fresh mint, chopped For Spring Vegetables with Mint: 1 1/2 pounds…

Penfold’s Grange Wine+Food Vertical Tasting

My Father-in-law called me up a few weeks ago and said, “I’ve got a vertical of Grange we should drink”.  We talked a bit about how best to enjoy these stellar bottles and decided to do a vertical tasting with food pairings the day after Thanksgiving.  After doing a little research, we found some great tasting notes for the 1992-1995…