Posts Tagged‘Lamb’

Artichoke and Lamb Tajine

Lamb and Artichoke Tajine

  Lamb or mutton is a meat that was new to me. My first memory encountering this was at a  seder meal every 5th grader at my church attended.  The seder meal marks the beginning of passover in Judaism.  Don’t ask me why a bunch of Scandinavian Lutherans included this practice in their congregation. They just did. I remember that we made bread for the meal, unleavened of course.  There was haroset (my favorite), bitter herbs (parsley-very exotic where I grew up) and there was lamb. Fatty, unseasoned lamb. We had plenty of “good cooks” in the congregation but few…

Lamb and Vegetable Couscous

Whenever I tell someone MarocBaba is Moroccan, the conversation almost always ends up on couscous.  Even for people who have little knowledge about the country itself they know couscous.  It’s one of my favorite dishes too but not so for MarocBaba.  He never really liked it growing up and since he has been diagnosed with celiac disease he couldn’t eat it.  I’ve seen a lot of swaps for the traditional grains.  Large balls, sometimes called Israeli couscous, rice, corn grits and now there’s one more option – rice couscous! I thought it was too good to be true but Lundberg…

Beef and Pomegranate Casserole

An Edible Mosaic: Meat and Vegetable Casserole with Pomegranate

I am no stranger to Middle Eastern food though many Moroccan “foodies” would argue that Moroccan food isn’t Middle Eastern food.  I would tend to agree with that.  This recipe is a great example of just how true that is.  I am participating with several other food bloggers taking part in a virtual potluck using the recipes from Faith Gorsky’s, An Edible Mosaic.  Faith’s story is a lot like my own.  Her contact with Middle Eastern food didn’t really exist until she met her husband.  It was through his family she learned how to make the cuisine.  I am hoping to…

Laotian-Style Lamb Larb

Can you believe Eid as at the end of this week? I’ve been so busy that it snuck up and now I’m scrambling to get my menu in place and invitations out. I keep asking myself when I’m going to find time to actually cook! Usually I make mechoui and brochettes along with several different salads and desserts, but this year I am wanting to do something a little lighter. My dad gave us a sheep for my upcoming birthday and had it processed making life a whole lot easier for me. Included in my box was several pounds of…

Spiced Moroccan Rack of Lamb

Roasted Moroccan Rack of Lamb {#SundaySupper}

  It”s not very often I make lamb out of the blue but a few weeks ago it seemed the perfect time to pull a rack of lamb chops from the freezer and slow roast them. I had received a package from Superior Farms a little while ago but hadn’t had a chance to cook with it yet.  We slaughter a sheep yearly for Eid however I’m the one that ends up butchering it (not pretty). It was a big change of pace to open up a package that is cleaned and ready to go!  Many people are very intimidated by…

Crockpot Paleo Lamb Stew with Caulflower Rice

Crockpot Paleo Lamb Stew with Cauliflower Rice

Recently my sister moved to the town we live in.  I am so excited that my niece and nephews are close by! When I first visited Morocco and met MarocBaba my sister was with and it’s safe to say she played some part in creating the events that led to us meeting. She also grew to really like Moroccan food and her continued questioning me for my Moroccan recipes is what made me create a blog almost 5 years ago! With three kids under 6 and attending school full time she doesn’t have enough time to write her own blog,…

Mechoui – Moroccan Style BBQ

I have a confession.  I haven’t been cooking much lately.  It’s true.  When I do cook I haven’t been all that inventive, relying on tried  and true recipes.  I’ve had a lot going on and my younger sister has moved home to have her second baby.  So, I’ve been busy being the baby whisperer..(he hasn’t listened yet and is stubbornly staying put!)  MarocBaba is starting to get antsy so don’t worry I’ll be back to normal soon. In the meantime I’ve got some things up my sleeves.  Next week I’m starting a really fun new series of posts with my…

Boulfaf – Grilled Lamb Liver

I have been meaning to get this recipe up for sometime but kept having other things to put up instead!  This is generally made during Eid al Adha in Morocco.  While I have never eaten it (I don’t do organs) MarocBaba and even M do like it.  The first meal of Eid al Adha in Morocco always includes all of the items that don’t freeze well such as the liver, heart, and kidneys.  The rest of the sheep is hung up so that the meat partially dries.  The dish that everyone waits and looks forward to is boulfaf.  L’faf in…