Here's some of the stuff we've been cooking over the last week.
Ostrich Patties with Bacon and Poached Egg:
We stopped by Seisel's and while I was buying calves liver for Da' Boyz, the Missus brought me a package from Seisel's "Frozen Protein Zoo". This time it was ostrich..... this one was going to be fairly straight forward, the Missus wanted simple pan fried "burgers" to have with bacon and poached eggs. I told Her that my one previous experience with Ostrich was that it was D-R-Y. But the Missus doesn't mind dry....so I went ahead and made some ostrich patties. Red onions, a bit of panko, roasted garlic olive oil, granulated garlic, fresh ground pepper, and sea salt. I pan fried these in bacon fat, trying to save every little bit of moisture. I turned out to be dead wrong....man this was moist and tender. And the Missus loved it! I had mine on rice, loco moco style with a light pan sauce......man, this was really good.
The flavor wasn't very exotic....think clean-beefy without a bovine aftertaste.
The Missus had Hers paradoxical new age style.......on quinoa, but with bacon and poached eggs (cage free vegetarian of course...sheesh!).
She actually ate the leftover patty, making a sort of "dirty rice" with kale and quinoa......
I went to Whole Paycheck with the Missus and was checking out the meat department, when I noticed they had Merguez! I guess it's one of the standard items they carry. Merguez was one of my favorite items from our trip to Tunisia and I was excited to see these. The price wasn't too bad, $6.99 a pound and the really nice woman behind the meat counter even checked on the ingredients.....100% lamb! My favorite preparation of these sausages were fried....which is what I did. Ate it in a roll, with harissa (of course).....this was really nice.
These were actually pretty good, even more spicy than Tunisia. The sausages there were a bit more dense, less moist, thinner, and more gamey. The seasoning was pretty close and the casing was thin, which was perfect.
I was really happy eating these as it brought back some nice memories.
I'll definitely have these again.
The Missus even made a shaved kale and brussel sprout salad with pomegranate dressing.
I bought some chicken wings......and decided to just grab some items out of the pantry.
A bit too sweet, so it needs a bit of work. Nice and sticky-crunchy though!
So there you go.....
What have you made at home recently?