Friday, July 29, 2011

Merguezish Crépinette of Lamb Necks




Cabbage
stuffed with the following:
Calabaza Squash Braised Lamb Neck
Dried Apricots
Pickled Jalapeño
Toasted Squash Seeds
followed by:
A Vinaigrette of Fenugreek, Lemon & Cilantro

The lamb neck was braised in the roasted juice of a calabaza squash as well as a tea of the roasted skin and seeds plus coconut milk for about 1.5 hours simmering (unfortunately, I am missing a piece on my pressure cooker)

It was then pulled from the bone, minced and mixed with the diced dried apricot, pickled jalapeño & toasted seeds as well as chili powder, cumin and black pepper.

I reduced the leftover braising liquid with miso and rosemary and added it to the mix.

This was then all stuffed into a blanched cabbage leaf, rolled, sauteed & basted.

Eating it reminded me of something along the lines of a merguez crépinette.

There is a missing element in this dish and I intend to discover what it is very soon.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Roasted Calabaza

There's something medieval and beautifully menacing about it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Midnight Bánh Mi

Homemade Cha Lua
Gentleman's Butter
Pickles(carrots/radish/onion)
Jalapeños
Basil & (obviously) Cilantro

normally enjoyed with an iced coffee, but not when it's a late night craving

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pickle

I guess this is what happens when you throw onions and radishes in the same wash