Eye Candy: Roasted Lamb Chops with Polenta and Smoked Chiles

Roasted Lamb Chops with Crunchy Polenta and Smoked Chiles

 

After honing his skills as Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s youngest-ever sous chef and Nougatine’s executive chef, Westchester native Beck Bolender has returned to his roots at the newly revamped One Twenty One, where he has rebooted the menu with an innovative, globe-spanning selection of small plates. At his recent Beard House dinnerBolender treated guests to a luxurious six-course tasting menu of his signature elegant fare—including this spectacular treat: roasted lamb chops with crunchy polenta and smoked chiles. This robust, juicy, stick-to-your-ribs dish emerged as favorite among Beard House diners and is sure to have Manhattanites hopping on the commuter rail to Westchester county for an encore feast.  

 

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Recipe Roundup: Hibernation Food

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel

 

As the Longest Winter That Ever Was continues its icy reign throughout much of the country, we're spending a lot of time indoors. We mean: A LOT. And what better way to while away these seemingly endless dark and dreary days than by cooking up a (proverbial, please) storm? These five hibernation-friendly dishes are giving us the will to hang on until spring:

 

 

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel [JBF]

Serve this hearty, satisfying stew with spaetzle or egg noodles tossed with butter and parsley.

 

Morning Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel [Smitten Kitchen]

Not only will this cross between French toast casserole and tarte tatin give you a reason to get up in the morning, but it's also super easy to... Read more >

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Recipe: Braised Lamb with Cannellini Beans and Lavender–Mint Gremolata

Adam Mali's recipe for Braised Lamb with Cannellini Beans and Lavender–Mint Gremolata. adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

As this week's forecast confirms, spring is still in its fickle phase. Like it or not, we're probably facing several more nights of sweaters-under-jackets weather, which is why our dinnertime docket now includes this well-timed recipe from chef Adam Mali of San Francisco's Brasserie S&P. Though the dish has the hearty soul of a braise, lavender gives it a springtime lilt: Mali uses the leaves as a braising aromatic, and he also combines them with mint and parsley to make a vibrant, Italian gremolata.

 

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Recipe Roundup: March 7, 2013

blood oranges

 

What are your weekend cooking plans? Here are the recipes we're eyeing to cure a case of the winter-that-just-won't-quit blues.

 

Blood Orange Margaritas [Smitten Kitchen]

This brilliantly hued, sweet-tart cocktail is an enticing alternative to hiding under the covers until spring.

 

Bulgur Maple Porridge [NYT]

There's only so much oatmeal a person can eat. A warm, nutty porridge of lightly sweetened bulgur topped with nuts and dried fruit is a welcome substitute.

 

Irish Lamb Stew [Simply Recipes]

For a slightly simpler preparation and meltingly tender results, ask your butcher to de-bone a leg of lamb and chop it into... Read more >

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July's Best Recipes

Crispy Lamb Ribs with Sherry–Honey Glaze and Minted Yogurt SauceDBGB's delicious lamb ribs

Heirloom Beet Salad with Blue Cheese, Cucumbers, and Cumin–Raisin Vinaigrette It's a good thing this recipe yields plenty of extra vinaigrette—you'll want add a splash of it to every other salad you make this summer. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Fig Ketchup Marc Forgione brings us this grown-up take on a childhood favorite.

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Recipes: Spring Lamb

Lamb Asparagus RotiniMing Tsai's green peppercorn–crusted lamb with asparagus and rotini

Whether you're still looking for your Easter-table centerpiece or just want to celebrate spring, here are three test-driven lamb dishes that our recipe tester loved. Citrus and Rose–Crusted Lamb Loin We love the sweet and floral crust on this dish from Daniel Fox of the Madison Club. If you plan to use the optional rose water, be sure to do so sparingly—a little goes a long way. Green Peppercorn Lamb with Asparagus and Rotini Ming Tsai’s simple one-wok wonder is the perfect

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Recipe: Dano Hutnik's Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel Planning on hibernating during the long, cold weekend? Be sure to curl up with a bowl of this satisfying lamb stew from chef Dano Hutnik.

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Recipe: Couscous with Lamb and Mint Dressing

Andrea Beaman's Couscous with Lamb and Mint Dressing Let's be honest: it's Monday, and an ambitious home-cooked meal is the last idea we want to entertain right now. But don't dial for delivery just yet! This minty Mediterranean couscous dish is big on flavor and free of heavy lifting. (All you need is a pot, a pan, and a blender.)

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