Puréed Broccoli with Mint.

This recipe is from Patricia Wells – it is pure genius and went wonderfully with lamb.

1 head of broccoli
1/2 c mint

Steam broccoli. Puree in a food processor with a pinch of salt and mint.

Serves 4.



Roasted Lamb Ribs

Lamb ribs came last month in our AgLocal box. I boiled them then roasted them on a bed of rosemary – they were delicious!

3 large cloves garlic
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and halved
1 carrot, peeled
1-1/2 to 2 pounds lamb ribs
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1 generous tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, roughly chopped
1 large bunch of rosemary
1 tsp dried caraway seeds
Salt and pepper
olive oil

Peel two of the garlic cloves and bash them lightly with the side of a knife to break them open and release their oils. Place them along with the onion, carrot and ribs in a into a lidded stock pot or pan large enough to hold them easily and add water to cover. Add bay leaf and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a slow simmer. Cover and simmer for about an hour. Transfer ribs to plate. Discard the remaining solids and cooking liquid. Ribs can be made ahead up to this point and refrigerated.

Roast the ribs. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Mince the remaining garlic clove and drizzle with a little olive oil. Season ribs on top with some salt and a generous grinding of pepper. Sprinkle chopped rosemary and caraway seeds over ribs and arrange garlic slices on them. Place ribs on the remaining rosemary sprigs in a lightly oiled roasting pan and place in oven. Roast ribs until nicely browned, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and let them rest for about 5 minutes. Slice into individual ribs and serve.

Serves 4.

Grilled London Broil

Marinated and grilled beef – what could be better?

For marinade:
4 large garlic cloves, minced
4 TBSP balsamic vinegar
4 TBSP fresh lemon juice
3 TBSP Dijon mustard
1 1/2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
1 tsp dried basil, crumbled
1 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
1/2 tsp dried hot red pepper flakes
2/3 c olive oil
2 to-2 1/2 pound London broil

In a bowl whisk together marinade ingredients until combined well.

Put London broil in a large resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over it. Seal bag, pressing out excess air, and set in a shallow dish. Marinate meat, chilled, turning bag once or twice, overnight.

Grill meat, marinade discarded, on an oiled rack set about 4 inches over glowing coals, turning each once, 9 to 10 minutes on each side, or until it registers 135°F. to 140°F., on a meat thermometer for medium-rare meat. Let rest for 10 minutes then slice.

Serves 6 – 8.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

This is a quick and easy meal, prefect for a week night.

Salad dressing:
1/2 c crumbled blue cheese
6 oz fat free sour cream
1 TBSP light mayonnaise
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP white wine vinegar
1/8 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper

Add all ingredients to medium size jar and shake to combine.

Buffalo Chicken:
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 TBSP oil
1 lb strips chicken tenderloin
1/4 c Frank’s Hot Sauce

Combine garlic powder, paprika, chile powder and black pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken tenders in seasoning.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat add the oil and cook the chicken 3 – 4 minutes per side. Place in a shallow bowl and toss with wing sauce.

1 bag of salad greens
1 c shredded carrots
1 cucumber, sliced thin
Crumbled blue cheese

Toss the salad with some dressing and top with blue cheese and chicken tenders.

Serves 4.