Saturday, June 26, 2010

Braised Lamb Shanks

Oh this is really yummy and a must try if you like lamb.

6 lamb shanks
2 Tbls olive oil
10 cloves garlic minced
2 onions chopped
3 large carrots cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 bottle (750ml) red wine
1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
1 10 oz can chicken broth
1 10 oz can beef broth
5 tsp fresh rosemary
2 tsp fresh thyme
salt and pepper

In a heavy pot heat oil and brown lamb shanks (in batches) on all sides about 8 minutes.
Remove from pan and set aside.
Add onions, carrots and minced garlic to pot and saute unitl golden brown, about 10 minutes or so. Stir in Wine, broth, tomatoes, rosemary and thyme. Return shanks to pot pressing down to submerge. Simmer for 2 hours until tender.

Remove cover from pot; simmer for 20-30 minutes longer. Transfer shanks to platter, place in a warm (200f) oven. Simmer juice in pot until thickened, about 15 minutes. Spoon sauce over shanks. Serve with green peas and mashed potatoes, rice, or polenta. Enjoy!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons olive oil

Enough for about 2 lbs. of steak... or chicken (against my husbands wishes)

Whisk together and pour over steak, marinade for at least 1 hour or overnight.

grill or broil as desired. slice against the grain

Sauté onion,assorted sweet peppers.

serve with fresh tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, peco de gallo,

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ice Cream Cake

1 Brownie Mix (family size)
3/4 quart ice cream, softened
1 jar hot fudge sauce
15 Oreo cookies (crushed)

Soften ice cream slightly in microwave. Spread evenly in a foil lined round 9-inch pan and refreeze.
Prepare brownie mix as directed on package and pour into two round cake pans. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Completely cool and remove from pan.

Place first layer of brownies on a plate and spread 1/2 the hot fudge sauce on top. Remove ice cream from foil lined pan and put on top of hot fudge sauce, then spread the rest of the sauce on top of the ice cream and top with the second layer of brownies. Frost, and press crushed Oreo's all around then freeze several hours or overnight.

Brandon liked it!