This Dill Havarti Cheese with Seared Pepper Salad is a real refreshing way to shake up your everyday greens. It’s got a wonderful blend of ingredients that make every bite explode with flavor. This recipe, in particular, was voted as one of New York’s top twenty must have dishes a few years ago. That alone sparked my interest in preparing this for myself and when I tried it, I knew I had to film it.
8 oz Dill Havarti (any Substitution)
12 Lunch Box Bell Peppers, halved and seared
1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halves
1/2 Red Onion, sliced
1/2 cup Black Olives, halves
1/2 cup Green Olives, halves
2 tbsp Capers
2 tsp Fresh Mint, chopped
2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/4 cup Olive Oil (2 tbsp for Dressing 2 tbsp for Searing)
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dry Bread for Serving
Follow the instructions in my Seared Pepper Salad video tutorial.
Who can deny a Rack of Lamb for Easter or for Christmas? It’s tradition, isn’t it? Well not in my family. Not that we don’t celebrate these holidays or enjoy many of it’s benefits, but the whole Rack of Lamb mystery seemed to evade our house when I was growing up. I didn’t understand until recently, and unfortunately I haven’t found another way around it. An eight rib rack of lamb can run you upwards of $45 bucks, easily. That’s about 15 bucks a pound considering the average rack weighs about 3 plus pounds. But I figure, much like Christmas, you’ve got to enjoy life and splurge now and again. So if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it right here in the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen!
Don’t let the idea of this recipe intimidate you; not one bit. This recipe is very simple, and it breaks down like this. First, clean the meat. Cut and trim away the flap and some of the fat. Season then sear. Smear with Mustard. Roll in the seasoned bread crumbs and bake. Sound easy enough? Good, because it really is, and my video instructional, as always will walk you through it step by step and show you how simplified this rack of lamb recipe is. Not to mention how proud of your self you’ll feel when you take your bow from the applause you receive from your guests.
Rack of Lamb Ingredients:
1 Trimmed Rack of Lamb
1 cup of Panko Bread Crumbs
1 cup Mint leaves
2 green onions
Horseradish Mustard or Honey Dejon Mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste (1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper)
Orange Chile Sauce for dipping or Mint Jelly