Mindylynns Kitchen

July 10, 2008

Boneless Leg of Lamb with Garlic & Apple crust

Filed under: Food,Lamb — Mindy M. @ 10:41 pm

I always hear people complaining about the “gamey” taste of lamb.  I think part of the problem is that commercial corn fed meat is extremely bland and flavorless.  So, when you taste meat that has any flavor it tastes off.   I hear the same complaints about grass fed meats.  I will admit that grass fed meats and lamb were an acquired taste…a quickly acquired taste, after a couple of dishes I was hooked.  This recipe plays with the gamey flavors of lamb and meld for a delicious dish. 

One boneless leg of lamb (I buy  mine at…costco)
1 1/2 cups of roasted garlic
1 individual portion (kiddie cup) of applesauce
1/3 cup of kosher salt
2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar

Mix all ingredients together to form a paste and smear over lamb.  Place in rotisserie until cooked to your preference.  I use a meat thermometer. 

Avocado Dream Bagel

Filed under: Food,Snack — Mindy M. @ 10:23 pm

Sometimes the oddest combonations taste the best.  My friend started bringing me a variation of these at work…I soon became addicted.

1 plain bagel
1/2 small avocado, thinly sliced
Regular cream cheese
Lemon pepper

Top bagel with cream cheese, sprinkle lightly with lemon pepper and cover with avocado.  Sprinkle with additional lemon pepper to taste.  Enjoy…I do.
Tomatoes are also a nice addition to this snack.

July 7, 2008

Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

Filed under: Food,Vegetable — Mindy M. @ 2:51 pm

Preheat oven to 350°

Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Parmesan Cheese

Lightly coat asparagus with olive oil.  Season with salt & Pepper and lay out on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.  Generously Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.  Enjoy

Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Filed under: Food,Sauces — Mindy M. @ 2:41 pm

1/2 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes (packed in oil)
2 Cloves of Garlic
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Parmasean Cheese
1/2 Tsp. of Salt

Puree ingredients together.

Parmesean Crusted Salmon

Filed under: Entree,Food,Seafood — Mindy M. @ 2:33 pm

I bought a beautiful piece of wild caught salmon at costco, but I hadn’t gone to the grocery store in awhile so I was short on things to cook it in/with.  I had guests over and needed something to go with ravioli with a red sauce.  I also had some asparagus that I needed to go with the meal.  I started thinking Italian food after opening my fridge I pulled out some of the only ingredients in the fridge, sun dried tomatoes and parmesean cheese.  The following is what I came up with…Quite delicious.

1-2 pounds of Wild Salmon (do not use farmed salmon…ever. please.)
Parmesean Cheese
Olive Oil

Season the salmon with salt & pepper.  On one side press parmesean cheese into salmon covering one side.  Heat Oil in a frying pan until sizzling hot and place salmon cheese side down, flip when browned.  Cook until fish is cooked through and garnish with sun dried tomato sauce.

Sun dried tomato sauce

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