Dec 4, 2013

Recipes for the Big Fella

A few days ago, our pal the Chef posted a recipe for a spicy lamb stew.  It was one of those recipes that I
knew I had to make immediately. I remarked that it seemed like more of a chili than a stew, so I made some slight changes to the recipe.
  • I couldn't find the particular chorizo that I wanted, so I went with a lamb merguez sausage instead. Very mild, but with an incredible taste. 
  • Since it "felt" like a chili to me, I couldn't help but add a can of peeled San Marzano tomatoes. 
Besides those small changes, I was pretty faithful to the original. And it came out delicious! The lamb shoulder and sausage offered a much, much different flavor than any chili I have ever made or tasted before. Gia called it her very favorite chili, but she's been known to do that before.

Looking tasty with a dollop of sour cream
By the way, if you aren't reading Chef's blog, well...you fucking should be. Great recipes, great stories, great commenters (if I do say so meeself). You'll be a better soul for having visited, I can assure you.

He mentioned wanting some of my own recipes. So I thought I would go back in the blog logs and post links to all my old recipes. Enjoy or don't at your own risk. Cheers!

Phew! I feel like I'm missing some. I KNOW I'm missing some. And I still have a bunch of recipes and food porn that I haven't gotten around to posting just yet. Seems as if I've been posting my food porn pics on Instagram without sharing the recipes over here. Sinner. It'll happen. One of these days.

By the way, I have 46 (now 47) posts that mention bacon. Is that a lot? Nah....

14 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

I haven't made it in years, but now I'm dying for that Onion Soup/bread pudding thing! My mother still talks about how good that was.

Chef Files said...

An illustrious array of come hither food my bacon-loving friend. I'm currently going through each individual one and taking notes.

For tonight I have chosen to prepare your version of Gaeng Massaman. It has an amazing mixture of the most mouth watering ingredients and will go down a treat in my house this evening. Also on the go is your Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder recipe. It sounds delicious.

Many thanks for each of these recipes sir, I shall also pass them across to my good friend Anthony (Cafe Chef) whom I am just about to go into a business partnership with.

Chef Files said...

News just in from the dining room, excellent feedback on both dishes, cleaned plates and satisfied stomachs. I tip my hat to you sir. Many thanks.

maurcheen said...

So much YUM!!

B.E. Earl said...

Chef - Excellent. Glad you enjoyed. That Massaman dish is a favorite of ours. A business partnership, eh? Intrigued I am.

Maurcheen - Making me hungry again just seeing them all up there.

hello haha narf said...

i just ate and you still made me hungry...

B.E. Earl said...

Becky - I always do. :)

Chef Files said...

Soupe a l'Oignon Gratinee is on tonights menu my friend. Just as it is, nothing added, straight from the recipe. So far I am liking exactly what I am tasting.

B.E. Earl said...

Chef - Excellent. I hope you enjoyed it.

Badger said...

I am so envious - where the fuck did you find a lamb merguez sausage?

B.E. Earl said...

Badger - Our local grocery store. Not a mom and pop either. Big old Stop 'n Shop. They've got a small counter of more exotic meats. They've been carrying these for a while now.

maurcheen said...

Nollaig Shona! :¬)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!

karlwebster.com said...

Just reading the names of those recipes has made me devilishly hungry. And I've just had breakfast. I NEED SPICE.