RSS Feed

‘Lamb’ Category

  1. Greek Lamb Chops Recipe – Paidakia – with Roasted Asparagus

    August 31, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (2 servings ):

    • 6 lamb chops
    • 1 lemon
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1 small red chili pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • a bunch of asparagus stalks

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the garlic.
    2. Chop the red chili pepper.
    3. Squeeze the juice of half of the lemon.
    4. Mix together in a flatter bowl the chopped garlic, chopped chili, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Add the lamb chops. Toss them well in the marinade mixture, to be covered evenly. ( I did it a bit differently, i added the marinade ingredients over the lamb and tossed them a bit to mix them and cover evenly the lamb chops.)
    5. Let the chops marinate for 1-2 hours, even overnight if you have the time.
    6. Meanwhile prepare the asparagus:
    7. Wash the asparagus stalks and tear off their woodsy lower third.
    8. Grill the asparagus over high heat on two sides for a few minutes, until they get the nice charred grill marks.
    9. Grill the lamb chops for 2-3 minutes on each side and let them rest for a couple of minutes.
    10. Serve the lamb chops with the grilled asparagus and some lemon wedges / slices.

  2. Lamb and Artichoke Stew – Recipe

    July 18, 2018 by Varga László

    Ingredients (6 servings)

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 kg lamb
    • 3 medium yellow onions
    • half a lemon
    • 1 head of garlic
    • 200 ml red wine
    • 100 ml tomato passata (thicker tomato juice)
    • 4 large artichokes
    • salt and black pepper to taste

     

    Preparation method:

    1. Chop the onion.
    2. Chop the garlic.
    3. Cut the lamb into 2 cm cubes.
    4. In a large pot, add the fattier pieces of lamb and over low heat render them to fat.
    5. Add the chopped onions and garlic and saute about 5-7 minutes over medium heat, until the onions are soft and fragrant.
    6. Add the cubed lamb, the red wine, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil and cook over medium-low heat for about half an hour.
    7. Add the tomato paste, lemon juice and keep cooking for another 30 minutes.
    8. Clean the artichokes: Remove their outermost tough leaves.
    9. Using a sharp knife cut the top third part of the artichokes.
    10. Cut each artichoke into a quarters and using a paring knife carefully remove the choke of each piece.
    11. Once cut and cleaned place the pieces into a bowl with lemon juice and water or directly into the stew pot, so they do not oxidize.
    12. After added all the artichokes quarters cook the stew for another 20 minutes or so. Adjust salt and pepper to your liking.
    13. Serve ornating with some chopped green garlic and a lemon wedge.

  3. Basque Lamb Stew Recipe

    May 12, 2015 by Varga László

    Basque Lamb Stew 8

    Ingredients (4-6 servings):

    • 1.5 kg lbs. lamb leg or shoulderBasque Lamb Stew 1
    • 2 cup dry, full-bodied red wine
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large onion
    • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
    • 250 g roasted red bell peppers stripsBasque Lamb Stew 5
    • 1 large tomato
    • 1 bunch fresh parsley
    • 2 bay leaves
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation Method:

    1. Bone the lamb and cut it into 2 cm cubes.
    2. Chop the onion and garlic.
    3. Add the lamb cubes, half of the garlic rosemary, and a cup of wine in a bowl. Stir them well.Basque Lamb Stew 2
    4. Let marinate for 1-2 hours.Basque Lamb Stew 3
    5. Drain the meat, discard the marinade, and pat dry with paper towels.
    6. Mince the remaining garlic cloves and set aside.
    7. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the chopped onions.Fry them until soft, about five minutes.
    8. Add the garlic and fry another minute.
    9. Add the meat and fry about 10 minutes turning a few times.
    10. Add the roasted peppers, chopped tomatoes, chopped parsley leavesBasque Lamb Stew 4, bay leaves, sweet paprika and red wine.
    11. Simmer uncovered over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, until the meat is tender. Add some more wine and stock when the sauce is too thick.Basque Lamb Stew 6
    12. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    13. Serve while hot with boiled potatoes.Basque Lamb Stew 7Basque Lamb Stew 9