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Quick and Easy Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas and Recipes : Cooking Channel

If you are still looking for some quick and easy recipes to use for your Christmas dinner, Cooking Channel has 25 great ideas for you for side dishes, entrees, salads and more that are very easy to make and can help you round out a menu that is planned even at the last minute. Check it out!

 

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31 Flavorful Rubs, Brines, and Marinades Slideshow – Bon Appétit

Everyone gets tired of having the same old thing when it comes to chicken, pork chops, steak or fish. A great way to change things up without going crazy is to use a brine, rub or marinade. They can add great flavor to anything you are cooking and make even your most regular meal seem extraordinary. Bon Appetit has put together 31 recipes for different rubs, brines and marinades that you can try. Check it out!

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easter recipes Recipes – NYT Cooking

Easter is less than a week away and if you are planning on hosting Easter dinner this year, you want to have some good recipe ideas on what to make. NYT Cooking has put together everything you might be interested in making this year, from ham to lam to side dishes, brunch recipes, desserts,what to do with those hard-boiled eggs and much more. Check it out!

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Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is coming this week, so it is time for you to roll out and try some of your favorite Irish recipes. I already have several posted here on the site that you may want to look out, but Food Network has also put a pretty good list together of everything you need to have a great Irish meal on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime, whether you are Irish or not. Check it out!

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Comfort Food Recipes – Bon Appétit

The first real snowstorm of the season is upon us in my area of New York and most of the East Coast today. That means it is the perfect time to think about comfort food recipes that make you feel warm, cozy and full. Bon Appetit has put together 35 recipes that are some of your favorite comfort foods to get you through the cold weather this weekend and all winter long. Check it out!

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Christmas Dinner Recipes & Ideas : Cooking Channel

If you’re still looking for a great idea for your Christmas dinner, Cooking Channel has put together over 70 dinner recipe ideas, with everything from classic roasts, ham and goose to lasagna, side dishes, appetizers and more. Check it out!

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Easy Weeknight Recipes Recipes – NYT Cooking

For most of us, weeknight dinners can prove to be pretty tricky. Very often after a long day at work or school you may not have the energy to make a meal. Throw all of the after-school activities on top and it can make everything even more challenging. NYT Cooking has put together a bunch of recipes that you can make quickly and easily that make for great weeknight dinners for you and your family. Check it out!

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Our Best Labor Day Recipes Recipes – NYT Cooking

While summer may not officially be over, Labor Day weekend does often signal the end of summer for many of us, making us want to get out and enjoy the three day weekend as much as possible before the regular routines of work and school kick back in. The weekend cries out for all kinds of grilling, cooking, parties and outdoor fun, and NYT Cooking has put together some great recipe ideas of what you can make this Labor Day weekend. Enjoy and check it out!

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July 4th Recipes Recipes – NYT Cooking

July 4th Recipes Recipes – NYT Cooking.

You can cook all kinds of great things to celebrate the 4th of July, even if you are not grilling or don’t have a grill of your own. The New York Times Cooking has put together fantastic July 4th recipes for everything from beverages to grilling to sides to dessert and the best sauces you can use as well. you’ll find all you need to make a great day of your summer celebration. Check it out!

 

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Perhaps the Best Lamb Recipe I Ever Tried – Slow-Roasted Andalusian-Style Lamb and Potatoes

This is one of those times of the year where you can actually get a leg of lamb or a portion of a leg of lamb at a reasonable price so I usually try to get one to do something with it for a special weekend meal. If you are intimidated by trying to cook a leg of lamb since it can be quite large and seem like it would be tough to cook, there are smaller portions you can get or even boneless legs that have been butterflied that may cost a little bit more but are easier to work with. this particular recipe that I cam across from Bon Appetit makes all of that difficulty go away for you. This slow-roasted leg of lamb leaves you with the easiest leg of lamb you will ever have to carve as it simply falls off the bone for you. it is easy to make and provides you with a really succulent meal.

Slow-Roasted Andalusian-Style Lamb and Potatoes

4 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

2 tablespoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning

4 bay leaves, divided

3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 6 to 8), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices, divided

7 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Freshly ground black pepper

1 3 1/2 – 4 pound bone-in leg of lamb

2 pounds tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices

2 onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices

2 cups dry white wine

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the garlic, thyme, and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt together in a small bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the mixture together until it resembles the texture of wet sand. Larger pieces of garlic will still remain. Set the mixture aside. Crush the bay leaves.

Combine half of the potatoes with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and 1 crushed bay leaf in a large roasting pan. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and toss them well to coat them. Spread out the potatoes in a single layer in the bottom of the roasting pan.

Place the leg of lamb on top of the potatoes and rub the lamb with the garlic mixture. Layer the tomatoes, onions, the remaining 3 crushed bay leaves and the remaining potatoes around and up the sides of the leg of lamb, seasoning them with salt and pepper and drizzling the remaining 6 tablespoons of olive oil as you go along. The lamb will be nearly covered. Add the white wine to the pan and cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.

Roast until the lamb is very tender, about 3 to 4 hours. Remove the foil and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Roast, turning the lamb halfway through, until the lamb is golden, about 20 to 25 minutes longer. Let the lamb rest in the roasting pan for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Pull the meat from the bones in large chunks. Discard the bones and any fat. Place the meat and the vegetables together on a large platter. Skim fat from the surface of the cooking juices in the pan. Spoon some of the cooking juices over the lamb and the vegetables and serve the remained alongside the lamb.

I have to say that this may be the best lamb recipe I ever tried. The lamb easily fell off the bones and was almost like a pot roast or a pulled pork after it had been slow cooked. The braising it goes through in the oven is fantastic and the whole house smelled great while it was cooking, but the lamb itself had fantastic flavor even with just the simplest spice mixture of garlic, salt and thyme. The potatoes were fantastic as well and really added nicely to the dish. You certainly don’t have to worry about any carving of the lamb since it falls right apart for you and every agreed it was a great way to cook the lamb and one I will certainly try again.

That’s all I have for today. Check back next time for another recipe. Until then, enjoy the rest of your day and enjoy your meal!

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Posted by on April 9, 2015 in Cooking, Dinner, Lamb, Potatoes

 

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