Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lamb chops and baby spinach salad

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I have been on a little Holiday break. Today was the first time I have turned on my computer since December 23rd! I went through my e-mails, and was amazed to see many of my fellow Food Bloggers posting every day! I recently joined an on-line community called FoodBuzz, and have made a few new friends, and have jealously read some beautifully written blog posts and have looked at some glorious food photos.

I dedicate this blog to my peeps in the foodie world!

I know it is the time of turkey, turkey, and MORE turkey...but I was craving lamb!
I marinated some loin lamb chops in some olive oil, garlic and fresh oregano, salt and pepper, and started to make a spinach salad. The spinach is a bit of a pain, if you don't buy the pre-washed sacks...but I can't seem to do it. I think I have trust issues...especially when the bag says it has been 'triple washed'...Yeah, RIGHT! After the salad was washed and spun dry, I sliced some fresh white mushrooms and some red onion...super thin. I made a dressing with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, grainy Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and tarragon.

I pre-heated my broiler to high, and grilled the chops for about 15 minutes. I think they were a bit over-cooked...but this has got to be the first time I have used the broiler on my 4 year old stove. I would say 10 minutes, with a couple of minutes rest time would have been perfect!

I assembled the salad, drizzled on the dressing, added the chops, and presto! A nice light winter supper.

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