I really got to get a flash or some better lighting.
Oh what we must endure...
Flexed out of work for the cutting hours initiative. Since I've been living like a monk (literally- drinking lots of beer and eating many vegetables) and haven't really treated
myself in a long time. I was starving at the grocery store, but only bought one thing extra... Lamb loin chops!
To quiet the stomach since I skipped lunch: French boule and a nice bit of Olio Carli, salt and herbs. The extra virgin oil actually tastes like olive- Kalmata olives! Accompanied by an Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen.
On to preparing the main course.
Sated by a couple slices of bread and a beer I rubbed the chops with salt, fresh cracked pepper, garlic, thyme, oregano and then drizzled with olive oil. Charcoal grilled to mid-rare- about 8 minutes. Served with grilled white-potato slices, Hatch chile and pickled grilled asparagus.
That was some really mild lamb. I was raised eating it so my favorite hands down. Washed down with and post dinner brew: Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing. Weighs in at a hefty 10%! Delicious.
Got some Coastal rugged mature cheddar for later if I feel peckish. And another chop. Got to eat like this more often!