Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki

Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki Sauce

Sliders are such a fun meal to cook. They're currently a gourmet food truck catch-all, and for good reason. Modern sliders pack a wide range of flavors and cuisines in a quick, hand-held package. You have protein, carb/starch, and sauce, so the sky is the limit when it comes to combinations. A couple months ago, I picked up some ground lamb at the store. I wanted gyros, but not gyros -- a play … [Read more...]

Pork Schnitzel with Feta Mashed Potatoes

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Christey's birthday was last Monday, and one of her favorite meals is my Dad's pork schnitzel, with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes. Dad was born and lived his pre-teen years in Germany, and I don't know where he picked up his schnitzel recipe, but I think you almost have to be German to fully pull this recipe off. I've asked him several times about the mushroom gravy, and he's always been … [Read more...]

PFB Challenge 7: Peri Peri Grouper w/Feta Sweet Potato Chips

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Once again, Christey and I cannot thank you enough for your votes! We made it through to the video challenge where I get to channel my inner Mario Batali! (EDIT: Voting is now open! To vote, please go to http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/7/view/1506 and click the heart on the top banner! Thank you!) For our entry, I made one of our favorite meals, Peri Peri Grouper, with … [Read more...]

Grilled lamb loin chops, with sweet potato chips and feta

For those who haven't seen the post, Christey sprained her right foot over the weekend.. So, she's not climbing ladders, shooting over my shoulder, or dancing and weaving around getting shots. I think these turned out great, but they're more planned than our usual impromptu cooking candid documentation. Photojournalism will resume in roughly 3-6 weeks. Last Thanksgiving, our family and friends … [Read more...]

Duck breast crepes, with apples and feta

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This is probably more of a fall or winter recipe, rather than a sunny spring one. But, I was in the mood for duck breast, and duck goes well with fruit. A lot of fruits like orange and cherry are a bit overdone, so I went with apples instead, but cooked them in butter and orange juice for a least a nod to à l'orange. I wanted a rich, rich sauce to be able to hold up to the duck, so I used beef … [Read more...]

Feta Shallot Strip Steak

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It's been warm lately. Unseasonably so. From Christmas Eve to now, it's been pretty much low-80s in the day (mid-to-high 20s C). That'll end tonight when it'll dip near freezing, and tomorrow night when there's a hard freeze warning for Central Florida. Since we're right next to the ocean, I doubt we'll see freezing, probably a couple degrees above (a couple degrees above in C). But, for … [Read more...]