Question: What do you get when you combine a specialty lamb with a great cook. Answer: Dozens of nutritious and delicious meals.
When I was a child growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950’s my mother would serve ground lamb or lamb chops once every two months. I grew up in the projects and as soon as I got off the elevator I knew my mother was cooking lamb. The strong gamy, pungent smell hit my nose way before the kitchen. The lamb was tough and the smell of the lamb (I really think it was mutton) was not my favorite meal. As an adult I rarely ate lamb at home or in a restaurant.
As the Cuenca Distributor of Productos Terranova I have access to Sushi Quality Salmon, Paiche, Organic Shrimp and Fresh Rainbow Trout. I was hesitant to sample the new Dorper Lamb.
The South African Lamb is raised organically in Ecuador. The animal is slaughtered shortly after weaning and does not have the wool of other sheep breeds. The fat content is lower and there is a complete lack of the pungent lamb odor in the kitchen. The lamb is very tasty and extremely tender. I am eating lamb 5- 6 times a month.
You can order the lamb in the following cuts:
- Ground Lamb – 500 gram/1 kilo pkgs.
- Lamb Sausages – 10 sausages to a pkg.
- Lamb Chops – 4 Chops to a pkg
- Leg of Lamb – typically 6 lb leg
Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers With Dorper Lamb. Total Cost for a meal for 2 $6
*** The picture below represents two servings***
- Lamb – $3.75
- Peppers, Vegetable And Spices $2.25
- 4 medium bell peppers
- 1lb extra lean lamb
- 1/2 cup small onion, minced
- 1tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄2teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4teaspoon pepper
- 2garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2teaspoon turmeric
- 1teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp chipotle or similar hot spice
- 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
2 oz plain yogurt
1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
4ounces feta cheese, crumbled (I used a local aged goat cheese)
2t ablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Preheat over 350 degrees. Cut the tops out of the bell peppers and remove any seeds or membranes. I cut them in half for this recipe.
Blanch peppers for 3-5 minutes in salted boiling water, or you may place these in a microwave-safe pan, add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook for 5 minutes on high until softened. This cooks the peppers so the meal is complete with very little oven time.
Buy 12 portions of salmon and get the 13th portion free. All the usual suspects will be available for purchase at the Tutto Matto Bazaar – Saturday Feb. 17th
* Rainbow Trout
* Paiche (Amazonian White Fish that taste like Halibut)
* Organic Shrimp
* Smoked Salmon
* Smoked Trout
* Organic Tilapia
I will be selling my fish at the following locations:
Friday Jan19th 10:00 – 12;00 pm Alegría Organics – Edificio Terrassas
Tres de Noviembreat the corner of Los Cipreses
next door of peluqueria “Jamy”
Friday Jan 19th 2:00 – 3:30 pm Hummus Restaurant – the restaurant is located a small parque (Parque Santa Anita), at the interesection of Rafael Torres Y Santiago Carrasco (2 blocks east of the 911 building).
Saturday Jan 20th 10:00 – 3:00 pm Gran Feria Tutto Matto
All the usual suspects will be available for purchase
* Rainbow Trout
* Bay Scallops
* Organic Shrimp
* Smoked Salmon and Smoked Trout
I have specials on Lamb
- Ground Lamb
- Lamb Chops
- Lamb Sausage
I have specials on Duck
Come and see me at the Grand Feria tomorrow only and say that you saw this on Cuenca Tech Life and I will give you a Fish Prize. No purchase necessary.
GRAND FERIA Christmas charity event “SMILES OF HOPE”
Join us for two days of Christmas Fair in the Seminario San Luis Courtyard right next to the new cathedral at parque Calderon.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY DECEMBER 08 & 09 of December from 10am to 5pm
with your participation you are supporting the following organizations:
Hogar esperanza, Hogar Emaus, CETAP Lucy, Hogar Los Angeles, Casa Maria Amor
Enjoy a Paiche Lunch At Sunrise Cafe And Possibly Win A $47 Side Of Salmon.
Paiche Lunch at Sunrise Cafe Saturday Aug. 26th 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Sunrise will only cook 40 paiche meals.
Enjoy a fantastic paiche lunch. Come to me in the back of Sunrise Cafe and purchase a minimum of one piece of paiche at $3.50 (Regular price is $4.50). Your ticket will be entered in the raffle . Drawing is at 3:00 pm. You don’t have to be present to win.
* one ticket per person
Come celebrate my one year anniversary as the Cuenca Distributor for Productos Terranova.
It is because of you all that this year has been so successful.
As a token of my appreciation anyone buying a fish product this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (10:30 – 2:30 pm) will receive 100 grams of smoked salmon ($6 value) free with their purchase.**
Kelbert Bortone, the co-owner of Artsena Bakery will be joining me at the eX- Spot.
I look forward to you joining us this week.
As always, thank you for your patronage.
** While quantities last and one free 100 gram smoked salmon per family unit.