Sunday, September 16, 2007

Lamb Breast and Eat Local Challenge

As a part of my meat csa box for September I got a little package labeled "lamb breast." I was intrigued but not sure how to cook them, as I'd never eaten them or seen them prepared before. I searched online for recipes and didn't find much that sounded appealing. Most recipes involved stuffing them and I just wasn't in the mood for that big of a project, especially since its been so hot where I live. On Friday I had my parents over for dinner and decided to make the lamb breast as an appetizer. I followed a recipe that I found on Jacques Pepin's website, figuring it couldn't be TOO bad if it came from him. They were delicious! They were like little spare ribs. I served them with a bowl of the tomato flip I made a few weeks ago with the tomato surplus from my CSA produce box. What a treat!

For the rest of the meal we had Marin Sun Farms chicken breast roasted in the oven with Bariani olive oil, csa garlic, backyard thyme and backyard meyer lemons. I also roasted some of those wonderful csa tomatoes with basil and garlic and we had an Acme baguette. My father brought over some local wine and my mom made an apple crisp with apples they had been given by a guy who my father recently bought bees from. It was a totally local and totally delicious dinner! All in keeping with the Eat Local Challenge.

4 comments:

Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

Is your dad raising bees now?

kmberrien said...

He is! He used to raise bees when I was a little girl and we lived in Virginia. For his 65th birthday my sister got him started again. He is pretty into it!

Julia Priest said...

Hi. I was wondering how you roasted the Meyer lemons. I have a tree that gets so full of them I end up putting a lot in the compost heap! I can't even give enough away. I live near Galt, CA, btw if you would like some.
Do you have some more ideas what to do with them besides lemon squares, lemonade and as garnish?
Thanks
Julia

Julia Priest said...

Hi. I was wondering how you roasted the Meyer lemons. I have a tree that gets so full of them I end up putting a lot in the compost heap! I can't even give enough away. I live near Galt, CA, btw if you would like some.
Do you have some more ideas what to do with them besides lemon squares, lemonade and as garnish?
Thanks
Julia