April 4, 2011

This Week's Cravings: Hubby Cooks

My hub loves to cook - he likes unique flavors, different ingredients and even brought his own cookbooks into the relationship. So when I mentioned this week's challenge he was excited! He tossed around ideas for a while before finding a meat sale - lamb.


We like lamb - a few birthdays back he made me Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta stuffed Lamb Chops. Oh yes. They were tasty.


So here's the meal my hubby cooked - He even took all his own pictures.


Grilled Lamb with Mint Couscous


Grilled Lamb



  • Lamb ribs - 2 slabs

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp rosemary


  1. Using a mortar and pestle crush rosemary - your kitchen will smell amazing. Add remaining spices and give it a quick crush. Stir into brown sugar.

  2. Tenderize the meat - whether you use a spike mallet, or this little rolly thing we own.

  3. Lay one slab onto a large sheet of plastic wrap. Rub 1/2 half seasonings mixture onto the lamb. Rub other slab with remaining mixture. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day (at least 8 hours.)

  4. Hubs used a broiler pan on our gas grill (set to med-high heat) to keep the meat from scorching. Whether using a pan or placing directly on the heat source; place ribs rub side up first. Grill 15-20 minutes, or until medium-pink in the center.

  5. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Mint Couscous



  • 10 oz. dry couscous

  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 large white onion, chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced

  • 1/4 tsp dry mint


  1. Drizzle a couple tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and garlic, caramelize.

  2. Pour in liquids and bring to a boil.

  3. Once boiling, add couscous stirring gently. Lower heat and simmer until all liquid has been absorbed.

  4. Fluff the couscous with a fork, and add mint. If using fresh, rough chop the mint to release it's natural oils.


PRINTABLE RECIPE



This combo was wonderful! The lamb was tender and juicy with a slight sweetness. We loved the couscous; the mint was very refreshing.


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3 comments:

the country cook said...

Ooooh, Nathan would love this! I'll have to show him. :-)

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

LOVE that your husband cooks! Only wish mine cooked more! :-)

Our Treasured Home said...

Great job! As you know your daddy just doesn't cook, so I didn't have an entry!