Friday, June 22, 2012

Lamb Chops with Pistachio Tapenade

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Lamb Chops with Pistachio Tapenade

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I got a box of roasted pistachios at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago to throw in my chicken salad. (That's another recipe for another post the next time I actually take pictures and keep track of quantities, but I promise it'll be worth the wait!) Having some pistachios leftover and finding lamb chops on sale I decided to put them together. I was inspired by the memory of a pistachio-encrusted salmon steak I once ordered, but considering my propensity for leaving more "crust" burnt and stuck to the bottom of the pan than on the meat itself, I figured I'd better go with a separately prepared topping. Googled "pistachio tapenade" to get some ideas for flavors and found Anne Burrell's recipe, which I then altered to get the following version.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

I've decided to institute something new on this blog. Every Wednesday (that is, if I can follow through, which anyone who knows me can tell you I am notoriously bad at [does the "do not end a sentence with a preposition" rule apply in parentheses?]) ... where were we? Oh yes, in order to generate a little more interest in my young and struggling blog, or perhaps just to make sure the rare genius ideas I get are written down so as not to be forever lost in the deep dark recesses of my tangled brain, I'm going to start posting some tip for more efficient cooking or kitchen organization or whatever I've found useful that week each Wednesday. Put them to use in your own kitchen, or not, as you see fit, and feel free to let me know whether you think I'm brilliant or a total nutcase.

So today's tip is as follows: