With the chill of winter still in the air, we love a good braised Sunday supper. This recipe is a variation on Chinese style red cooked pork, using boneless beef short ribs. Slow cooking in the oven, this one-pot meal fills the apartment with the aroma of slow simmered beef, cinnamon, anise, and five spice.Continue reading “Soy Braised Short Ribs”
We are slowly making our way through the suckling pig. On Friday I pulled out one of the shoulders to cure. Thyme, sage, and juniper are traditional additions to the brine, but for a change of pace I used coriander, orange zest, and a little cumin instead. Sunday morning, I washed the shoulder, deboned it,Continue reading “Crispy Suckling Pig Shoulder Ham”
On Day 5 of the Atkins plan, I finally realized the importance of having readily available low carb snacks on hand at all times. Without grains, rice, pasta, or bread to fill up on, three meals a day is just not enough. And when you get hungry again it’s like falling off a cliff inContinue reading “Cumin & Coriander Rubbed Duck Breast”
Superbowl Sunday morning, I couldn’t think of a better place to be than sitting on the fire escape, watching smoke billow out of our brand new Big Chief electric smoker. D. set a fan in the window to keep the smoke blowing outward, but that didn’t keep the warm smell of hickory from filling theContinue reading “Game Day Smoked Ribs”
Lamb shoulder has quickly become one of my favorite ingredients. If you love the flavor of lamb but don’t want to shell out the bucks for rack of lamb (too fussy) or lamb shanks, lamb shoulder is actually a very economical and much more versatile choice.