Braised Lamb Shanks

Here is another recipe for lamb shanks, highly recommended by one of our former apprentices, Mike Rathjen: Braised Lamb Shanks. (originally from “Earth to Table, p. 250). Note from the chef: We feature lamb shanks on our winter menu at the restaurant. As a chef, I gravitate toward cheap cuts of meat, like lamb shanks. They are very flavorful, and I hope to inspire you to use a variety of...
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Cumin Lamb Stir-Fry

This recipe comes highly recommended by our son, who says “Very good, quite different from typical lamb recipes here but pretty close to lamb I’ve had in China and at better restaurants in Richmond and Ottawa. Can’t get it like this in Victoria, I don’t think.” Fragrant, intense and full of fiery chile, this lamb stir-fry isn’t for the timid eater. For the most...
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Joan J’s lamb or mutton skewers

One of our Facebook friends sent us this recipe for some skewers she made with some of our ground mutton. This would work well with ground lamb, too. As she says, she likes to “wing it” so the amounts aren’t exact, but in such a recipe they don’t need to be. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe myself soon – I hear they were delicious. Here is what she...
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Sofrito

This is a very quick and easy lamb stew from Greece. (This recipe serves 4 people, but I usually double it.) Ingredients: 2 T. flour 1 lb. boneless lamb meat, cut into bite-sized chunks. 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 2 T. olive oil 4 cloves of garlic (or equivalent in crushed garlic.) a good handful of fresh parsley, chopped. 1 C. red wine vinegar. Directions: 1. Mix flour, salt and pepper together...
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PASTITSIO

This is a Greek lamb pasta type of dish that is delicious. (serves 8) Ingredients: 1 pound penne, cooked and drained. 2 pounds ground lamb. 2 medium onions, diced. 1/2 C. red wine. 1 six oz. can tomato paste. (small one) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. 6 Tbsp. butter. 1/2 C. flour. 3 C. milk. 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional). 1/4 C. Parmesan cheese Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook and drain...
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Healthy Rhubarb, Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins

(My daughter made these the other day and they were really delicious) 2 cups chopped, fresh or frozen rhubarb 1 egg 1 cup milk 1 tsp. lemon juice 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 1/2 whole wheat flour 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 salt Directions In a bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, lemon juice and the vegetable oil. In another, large bowl, with a fork,...
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