January 23rd, 2011
My wife lived in New Zealand for part of her childhood and her dad is from New Zealand. When we were dating she made this for me and I was sold. It was my first real introduction to lamb, which they raise plenty of in New Zealand. They have more sheep than people in New Zealand!
Shepherd’s pie is a true comfort food, containing potatoes, veggies, minced (ground) meat and gravy! This dish is great to make to feed a large family or to make and (…read more and get the recipe)
August 5th, 2009
Boy, oh boy! This curry is the most amazing curry I have had yet. I have tried to make many curries in the past and none even come close to this. A friend gave me (…read more and get the recipe)
October 11th, 2007
I’d like to welcome my wife, Rachel Prickett, as a guest today. Hopefully she’ll blog once in a while on here because she can cook with the best of ‘em. I have to say dinner tonight was absolutely delicious. I’ll let her tell you about it.
- 4 American lamb rib chops
- 1 T oil
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. pepper
- 1/2 cup white wine (I used Chateau Benoit 2006 vintage Muller Thurgau)
- 1T. minced shallots
- 4 1/2 oz. Brie (cut off the rind to make it melt more smoothly.)
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 T. butter
Sear lamb chops in oil until well brown on all sides. Reduce heat and continue cooking until medium rare, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove chops from pan and keep warm. (really warm…you want to serve lamb hot and the wine takes a little while to reduce.)
In the same pan, add wine and shallots; simmer until reduced to 1/8 cup. Cut Brie into cubes, add wine and shallots mixture. Stir over medium heat until melted and smooth. Season spinach with butter, salt, and pepper to taste.
To serve, place on bed of spinach in center of plate. Place lamb chops on top. Spoon Brie sauce over top. Serves 2.
This didn’t make as much as Keith and I would have liked, but as I said, it was DELICIOUS! I didn’t keep the lamb hot enough, so when you prepare this you might put the lamb back on the pan right before serving to heat it up again, or put it in a pre-heated oven to keep hot.
I hope you enjoy it!