Monday, March 28, 2016

Moroccan Tagine of Lamb and Cabbage - Recipe for Cabbage Tagine

Yes, the Moroccan spiced leg of lamb was great! Now...what to do with the leftovers?  Make a tagine!

Since the meat was already cooked, it really shortens the time to make this recipe.  And since I live in the Deep South, things like preserved lemons just don't exist at all.  So, I just used regular lemons and extra lemon juice.

There was one goofed up line in the ingredients calling for "grated" tomatoes.  I just bought about 5 roma tomatoes and chopped them into pieces.

Also, since the lamb meat already was infused with the most of the Moroccan spices, I just sprinkled some additional spices on the herbs.

It didn't come out as lemony as I would have liked.  I think I should have grated the lemon peel.  I think that would have helped immensely.




Saturday, March 19, 2016

ZUCCHINI SPAGHETTI WITH PARSLEY, TUNA AND LEMON SPIRALIZER

This turned out to be a nice recipe.  I found it in Yummly, but Yummly is such a mess now, I had to finally find it through Bing.


Zucchini Spaghetti With Parsley, Tuna and Lemon


You use something called a "spiralizer".  The "As Seen On TV" brand is great.  It's what I have and does a fine job.  The recipe says to use a "D" blade, but I have no idea what that is.  So, I used a mixture of the thin and thick spiral.  The Pro unit only costs $20.  I really like the fact it's easy to clean.

I always use more parsley than the recipe calls for.  I hate it when the recipe calls for a couple of tablespoon....but you can't buy just two tablespoons of parsley.  Parsley comes in bunches.  LARGE bunches.
Veggetti® Pro Tabletop Spiral Vegetable Cutter

When cooking the spiralized zucchini, the volume shrinks quite a bit.   We used three medium sized zucchinis for a family of three.  It looks like a lot until you cook it.

I try not to overcook the threads so that it doesn't lose so much rigidity, keeping some of its body.

There was some residual liquid, possibly from the tuna.  I sopped it up with a few paper towels before serving.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Turkey and Quinoa Salad

This turned out to be a very nice recipe.  The only issue was the Quinoa.  I got it at the local Winn Dixie and it was quite pricey.   12 ounces of the stuff cost $9.  Yikes!

I pretty much followed the recipe.  However, I couldn't find any raw turkey of small enough quantities.  So, I purchased some precooked roasted turkey was was really awesome.

Cooking the quinoa wasn't difficult.  The instructions with the recipe did fine.