Showing posts from March, 2015

Turkish Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops with Carrots with Tomato Saffron Bulgur Pilaf

Lamb Shoulder Chops take a bit longer to cook than Lamb Loin Chops, but the results are equally delicious.  This easy to prepare recipe uses some great Mediterranean ingredients, such as Turkish Baharat and Aleppo pepper (optional), and pomegranate molasses. 

The wonderful Manitoba Lamb is from Gerry Oliver's Spirit Sands Farm.  I make the Turkish Baharat and it is available at the St. Norbert's Farmer's Market, D. A. Niels, Old Church Bakery, and coming soon to Pollock's Hardware Co-op.

Turkish Pomegranate Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops

Lamb Shoulder Chops, one per person
Turkish Baharat, enough to coat each chop
1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper (optional)

Set aside and chill for at least 30 minutes.

1 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup pomegranate molasses (I use Sera Brand, available at Millad's Supermarket on Notre Dame)
1 cup homemade stock (I used lamb stock but chicken is an option)
2-3 large carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks.
olive oil
salt and pepper

Brown the seasoned lamb chops in …

Korean Cold mustard sauce noodles with seared Scallops and Wild Caught Tuna

This is a wonderful standby for an easy meal.  You can enjoy the noodles without the seared seafoods, but the Gimli Fish products are wonderful, inexpensive, Fair Trade, and slavery-free.  Wholesome and delicious and something that is craved in Winter or in Summer.

I use Korean Udon noodles for this recipe, but Soba noodles are also wonderful.

Korean Cold Mustard Noodles

For the sauce:
1-2 tbs Dijon Mustard
1-2 tbs Grainy Mustard
1 tbs grated ginger
1-2 tbs good soy sauce
1 tsp good sesame oil
1 tsp white sugar
1 tbs Mirin
splash of vinegar
1-2 green onions, chopped
Optional:  good drizzle chili oil

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until emulsified, or come together.

Add desired amount of noodles and top with seared Wild Caught Ahi Tuna, Scallops, shrimp, etc.  Pictured here coated with a Furakoka rice topping.