Episode 420

String Cheese and Mushroom Dip

Ingredients 10 sliced mushrooms (Refika used Fairy Ring Mushrooms, which I am not sure are easy to find in this country), your choice 2 big strips string cheese, separated into strings 5 garlic cloves salt and pepper 3 sprigs fresh thyme 3 tablespoons olive oil flat bread as an accompaniment…



Ingredients The zest of one tangerine 1 ½  cups fresh tangerine juice 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice ¾ cup sugar Directions Combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir until dissolved. Cover and chill for 2 days. Strain into a pitcher, add 2 cups cold water and serve.


Pear Salsa

Ingredients 2 large firm pears 2 tablespoons finely diced onion or shallot 2 tablespoons finely chopped cornichons 1 small chile minced the finely chopped zest and juice of 1 lime extra virgin olive oil to taste salt and pepper to taste Directions Mix all the ingredients well in a medium…


Grilled Lamb Chops with Steak Butter

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 9 to 15 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 44 to 50 Minutes Suggested Accompaniments Potato gratin Sautéed spinach with garlic chips Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds lamb shoulder chops (1/2 inch thick, either round bone or blade) or leg of lamb steaks 1/4 c extra virgin olive…


Herbed Lamb and Feta Burgers

Makes 6 Servings Hands-On Time: 25 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 25 Minutes Ingredients 1 medium onion 3 T extra virgin olive oil 2 cooked lamb chop portions (reserved from Grilled Lamb Chops with Steak Butter) 2 T fresh oregano or basil leaves 4 oz feta cheese 1 large egg 3/4…