Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Lamb and Fish Grilling Marinade..

This recipe will vary depending on things like whether we have fresh mint or rosemary in the garden etc. but here is the basic formula...

First, squeeze the juice of 1/2 Lime into a small bowl (lemon is okay if you don't have limes)

Next crush a couple of cloves of Garlic with a garlic press into the Lime juice.

Then add a teaspoon of Olive oil, and half a teaspoon of Mustard. The Mustard acts as an emulsifier and keeps the Olive oil and Lime juice from separating. (I use brown mustard, but any kind is okay)

Last, add herbs and spices: Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, Rosemary, Mint, Basil, Oregano etc.

I don't usually put in all of those spices: I leave out the Red Pepper if there are kids or spice intolerant adults. I normally use Mint or Rosemary, but not usually both etc. And, I like to add salt while grilling rather than in the marinade. When we have fresh Rosemary or Mint, I like to chop it up finely before putting it into the marinade.

The marinade should be pretty thick, I normally spoon it onto the Lamb Chops and then spread it around. You can put the marinade on the meat a day ahead of grilling, but most of the time it is applied no more than 30 minutes prior to grilling.

Added Note: I use almost exactly the same mixture for grilling Salmon (fillets or steaks), just leave out the Mint and Rosemary. You have to grill the fish the same way (not as long though) as the lamb--directly on the grill, over the coals. No wrapping in foil.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A funny video

I originally came across this on Althouse, but then my 10-year-old daughter saw it and loved it. So, she tried to view it from her Mac mini on YouTube and also from Althouse, but it was slow to load and wouldn't play right. Just to let her see it, I tried just posting it to my own blog and now it seems to play fine. dbp

Monday, July 16, 2007

My Sunday Run...

I was hoping this would have ended up being 12.5 miles, but only ended up being 10 and change. It took me 100 minutes and one second.