Our little Ruby has been down in the dumps the past few days. Very uncharacteristic of our happy go lucky Brit. Most days she tends to go on lengthy adventures throughout our farm and neighboring fields, mostly sniffing, sometimes hunting and eating who knows what. She doesn’t have a very discriminating palate. I could relate some pretty disgusting stories…but being a G rated food type blog, we’ll keep it more chipper. One thing that does get Ruby back in the saddle are chops! When we barbecue lamb chops, she knows there is likely a little treat in it for her. So here’s to you Ruby girl.
Although it may be sweltering in some parts of our world, here on the island in the Pacific Northwest it’s barely breaking 70° during the day, and in the evening we’re dropping down to the 40’s. Sometimes it’s difficult to whip together a light, summery meal for dinner when we are in our flannel PJ’s and putting wood in the stove.
8 lamb loin chops about 1″ thick, trimmed of excess fat
1/4 cup each of chopped parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
1/4 cup of canola oil (or other high temp oil)
Salt and pepper
Prepare or preheat barbecue for a medium-high heat, about 350°. In a small bowl blend oil and herbs. Salt and pepper chops and rub the herb mixture on all sides. When the grill is to temp, sear both sides of the chops about 2-3 minutes. Continue cooking until desired doneness.
Alternatively, preheat oven to 400°. In a heavy bottom – oven proof pan, sear chops on both sides until browned, about 3 minutes a side. Place in oven for an additional 5-8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145° for medium rare.
Songwriters: Jagger, Mick;Richards, Keith
She would never say where she came from Yesterday don't matter if it's gone While the sun is bright or in the darkest night No one knows, she comes and goes Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Who could hang a name on you When you change with ev'ry new day Still I'm gonna miss you Don't question why she needs to be so free She'll tell you it's the only way to be She just can't be chained to a life where nothing's gained And nothing's lost, at such a cost Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Who could hang a name on you When you change with ev'ry new day Still I'm gonna miss you "There's no time to lose", I hear her say Cash your dreams before they slip away Dying all the time lose your dreams and you Will lose your mind, ain't life unkind? Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Who could hang a name on you When you change with ev'ry new day Still I'm gonna miss you Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday Who could hang a name on you When you change with ev'ry new day Still I'm gonna miss you
after reading these recipes, (you do know i know a great place for local lamb) that you eat BLT’s at the soda fountain!