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Culinary Institute of America

Culinary Institute of America

I fulfilled a dream that I didn’t even know I had.  I didn’t know what to expect when I planned a last minute trip to Hyde Park, NY with my foodie bestie.  I just knew it would be a trip that would help define my […]

Tuition Competition

Tuition Competition

One day in early March, I got a text from my sister Ask Dr. Renee This text was very common since we are either texting here and there throughout the day or calling each other at the end of the day.  This specific text said check […]

Valentine’s Day Lamb Chops

Valentine’s Day Lamb Chops

Now that we are in the season of love with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, lamb chops are a great way to show love to your valentine.  I thought it was intimidating at first glance, but after reviewing several recipes, I found that it was a very simple dish.  But a perfect dish for a special occasion, since the chops are pricey  The secret is to ensure the cook temp is right.  The seasonings I chose to use were fresh rosemary and garlic.

After rubbing a paste of salt, garlic, olive oil, and rosemary on the rack of lamb.  I browned the full rack of baby lamb chops on the stove and finished the chops in the oven.  Once the chops were in for about 12 minutes at 400 deg., remove them from the oven, and let them rest before slicing.

I served mine with cauliflower puree.  This recipe is so creamy, without the guilt.  I steam the cauliflower head with cloves of garlic and then blend cauliflower, garlic, salt, white pepper and ghee.  The brussels sprouts were simply sautéed with bacon and season with salt pepper and red pepper flakes.

I made this meal for my guy and he was very impressed, and asked me for details so that I could make it for himself more often.  The cauliflower puree is definitely a side that can substitute the typical mashed potato.  When they say the key to a man’s heart is his stomach, they were talking about lamb chops.

baby chops
Lamb Chops with brussels sprouts and cauliflower puree

 

Country Elegance at Table Fifty-Two

Country Elegance at Table Fifty-Two

Bringing in the new year this year, I wanted to have dinner at a restaurant that I was guaranteed to not be disappointed.  And since I spent the holiday in Chicago, I knew there was only one place I wanted to try.  Chef Art Smith’s […]