Lamb Chops with Moroccan Spice Rub and Apricot Risotto

These grass-fed lamb chops from U.S. Wellness Meats are rich in taste and perfect for grilling.  We marinated the lamb chops in a wet spice rub of classic Moroccan herbs and spices, and paired the grilled chops with a creamy risotto spiked with Turkish apricots and pistachios for a dinner worthy of any special occasion. … Continue reading Lamb Chops with Moroccan Spice Rub and Apricot Risotto

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Kefta Kabobs

aka Ground Beef with Moroccan Spices on a Stick Recipe adapted from Flavors of Morocco (by Ghillie Basan) and The New Book of Middle Eastern Food (by Claudia Roden) It’s been a while since we added a post to our ever-popular series, “Meat on a Stick” – this time we looked to North Africa and… Continue reading Kefta Kabobs

Braised Beef with Harissa and Preserved Lemon

Source:  The Spice House Recipes A few weeks ago we received a 1/8 cattle share of grass-fed beef from Heritage Foods / Hearst Ranch.  In amongst the steaks, roasts, and ground beef were a few pounds of meat labeled “fajita strips”, which provided a challenge for me as to what to do with them.  Typically… Continue reading Braised Beef with Harissa and Preserved Lemon

Chicken Tagine with Lemons, Olives, and Thyme

Sources:  Flavors of Moroccoby Ghillie Basan and “A Classic” at 64 Sq Ft Kitchen James commented to me other day that I think about food like he thinks about music, and it’s true.  My idle thoughts are often reliving a scrumptious meal from the past, or leaping ahead to plan what morsels will next pass… Continue reading Chicken Tagine with Lemons, Olives, and Thyme