Leg of Lamb with Sweet Chili Glaze

Leg of Lamb

Asian Style Leg of Lamb

This Leg of Lamb recipe is phenomenal and I’m not just saying that.  It’s got all of the flare and Sweet flavor that any Lamb recipe should have.  It’s succulent, tender and it’s got a nice caramelized glaze that just can’t be denied.  Some could argue that it’s Asian influence makes this a Hawaiian recipe but I didn’t consult any Asian or Hawaiian recipes before I put this together.  Though, I do have plenty of experience with the majority of these ingredients, the variety, I think will shock you.

Leg of Lamb

4 to 6 lbs Leg of Lamb

The secret to a great leg of lamb lies in the combination of a balanced flavor with a tender, slow and low roast.  How is this achieved?  Well, I’ve learned that beef is generally more pleasant to eat because of the saturated fats.  Lamb, however, has unsaturated fats that oxidize, giving it a stronger gamy taste that can tend to be a bit overwhelming.  Mustard and Vinegar can be applied to neutralize the process and minimize the unpleasant taste.  In this recipe, I’ve chosen to use Wasabi and it really does the trick.  And, you don’t have to be afraid of using it either.  Wasabi has a mixture of cabbages, horseradish and mustard that really evens out the flavor and there’s no unbearable heat either.  In fact there is no spiciness left in the meat, whatsoever.  And after the Sweet Chili Glaze caramelizes, you’ve got yourself one helluva Leg of Lamb!

Be sure to check out my Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb, my Grilled Lamb chops with Pesto or my pan seared and baked Rack of Lamb with Aju.

Leg of Lamb with Sweet Chili Glaze Ingredients:

1 Leg of Lamb, 4-6 lbs.

4 Garlic Cloves
1.5 oz Wasabi Paste
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Honey
1/2 tsp Anchovy Paste

Glaze
2 tbsp Garlic Bean Sauce
2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
4 tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce

Garnish
2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
2 tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
1/4 cup Pineapple, diced
1/4 cup Mango, diced

Follow the instructions in the Leg of lamb with Sweet Chili Glaze video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this recipe.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Pesto

Grilled Lamb Chops

Easy Grilled Lamb Chops with Pesto

I say these Grilled lamb Chops are easy to make because Lamb Chop recipes are simple and incredibly delicious, to boot.  I’m telling you, if you’re a steak fan, a rack of lamb, prepared properly, will blow your mind.  I, for one, now understand why there are so many historical stories about sacrificial lambs.  Okay, I might not get the whole religion part but I get that giving up and slaughtering your own lamb truly is a sacrifice, if you’re not gettin’ any!  I mean, COME ON!  Lamb Chops are sooo tasty.

Grilled Lamb Chops

The Secret to Grilled Lamb Chops

When you’re preparing Grilled Lamb Chops, all you need to do is clean them up a bit.  That means, trim the fat and remove the Silver Skin from the meat.  This will keep them lean and less chewy to eat.  If you want to get super fancy, you can French the bones as well but unless you’re serving the president, or someone that thinks they’re royalty, it really isn’t necessary.  Plus, sucking the fat off the bones is one of the best things about eating Lamb Chops, so don’t deprive yourself of that.  Go a head and let heart disease settle on in and enjoy yourself, for crying out loud.

Now, after you’ve cleaned the rack, you can Salt and Pepper and grill as is or cut it into Lamb Chop portions before you grill.  Either way it will turn out the same, so it’s entirely up to you.  You’re going to need a good Pesto and you can either buy it premade or you can try my recipe.  I’ve listed the ingredients down below with a separate video tutorial but if you want to see the original post for that, CLICK HERE.

These Grilled Lamb Chops are great with the Pesto alone but if you’d like to have something to dip them in, you might want to look into my Tzatziki Sauce Recipe.  It has a nice Greek Yogurt base that you’re going to love.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Pesto Ingredients:

1 Rack of Lamb
2 tbsp of Pesto
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Pesto Recipe
3 cups Basil Leaves, freshly packed
1/2 cup Almonds
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
3 Garlic Cloves
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper, ground
1/2 cup Olive oil
1 tsp Lemon Juice, (optional)

Be sure to watch both the Pesto and Grilled Lamb Chops video tutorials and I’ll show you just how easy these recipes are to make.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake

The Best Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake

If you love Pumpkin Pie and you love Milk Shakes, then this Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake is you’re new go to recipe because it’s incredibly easy and delicious.  It’s typically a seasonal ice cream shake that is advertised and sold, in restaurants everywhere, based on the ripening of Pumpkins in the Fall.  Even Weiner Schnitzel has had it on their Menu for years and they taste great.  But, we don’t want to buy their’s, we want to make our own and it’s really easy to do so.

Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake

After all, it is a Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake

To make this Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake, I don’t care if you like to cook down your own pumpkin or if you like to buy it in a can.  You’re still going to need the other basic Pumpkin Pie ingredients to pull off this shake, if you’re making it from scratch.  There is, however, a simple cheat that I introduce in the video.  If you already have a premade pie or have some left over from your Thanksgiving holiday this year, you can add that to the Ice Cream, instead of just the pie filling, and it will still turn out great.  You’ll even get the added bonus of that Cookie Crust blended in with it.  If you think that sounds crazy, just think about a Cookies and Cream Milk Shake for just a moment and let that sink in.

Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake Ingredients:

1 qt Ice Cream
1 cup Milk
1 cup Pumpkin Pie Filling or 8 to 10 oz pumpkin pie slice

Pumpkin Pie Filling Ingredients:

2 lbs Cooked Pumpkin
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground Clove
1 tsp Salt

Eggs are optional. I don’t add them personally, because I’m not baking, but it wouldn’t hurt the milk shake and it would even add more flavor. Just think Egg Nog.  So if you want to add them, the recipe calls for 3.  Just watch the short video tutorial for this Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake and I’ll show you how easy this is to make.