Summer Corn with Chorizo & Cilantro

This is my new favorite summer side, I have already made it so many times! Once, I just ate it straight out of the pan, I mean who needs to waste a bowl anyway. Of course the recipe comes from Antoni’s cookbook, seriously, go buy that cookbook now! Enjoy this side with your friends at a picnic, or by yourself, you do you!

Ingredients

  • 1 7oz package of Chorizo, cut into cubes, about 1 2/3 cups
  • 3 Ears of Corn, shucked & kernels cut from the cobs
  • 1/2 Cup Coarsely chopped Cilantro, leaves & stems
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 2 TSP Grated Lime Zest
  • 1 TBSP + 2 TSP Lime Juice
  • Salt

Lets Get Cooking

Heat a large skillet over medium heat until very hot, but not smoking. Toss in the cubed chorizo and cook, do not move the chorizo around, let it cook undisturbed and get all crispy for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally after 5 minutes until crispy all over.

After shucking the corn and removing the kernels, add the corn into the pan with the chorizo. Cook for about 1-2 minutes. Add in the cilantro + cheese + lime juice + lime zest + pinch of salt.

Stir together and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add salt & cheese to taste.

Serve hot and enjoy!

Made with love,

Hannah

“One Horse Open Slaw” Burger

Creative burgers may just be my favorite food trend, although I am not even sure if you could consider it a trend. Burgers are a classic, so why not switch them up a little but! This is a perfect summer burger from the Bob’s Burger Cookbook of course. I hope that you’ll give it a try the next time your craving a burger.

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 TSP Yellow Mustard
  • 2 TSP Lemon Juice
  • 1 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/4 Head Red Cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 Head Green Cabbage, shredded
  • 3 Big Carrots, thinly sliced into matchsticks
  • 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 LB Ground Beef
  • 4 Slices Jalapeño Havarti Cheese
  • 4 Onion buns, or whatever you have

Let’s Get Cooking

We are going to start with the mayo that goes on the coleslaw!

In a large bowl whisk together egg yolk + salt + mustard. In another bowl mix together lemon juice + vinegar.

Add half of the lemon mixture in with the egg yolk mixture & whisk briskly.

While you’re still whisking, slowly, a few drops at a time, add in the oil. KEEP WHISKING. When the mixture beings to thicken you can add in the oil a little faster. Once half of the oil is whisked in, add the rest of the lemon mixture. KEEP WHISKING. Add the rest of the oil and whisk until the mayo is glossy. It will be a little bit thinner than store-bought mayo but that’s okay! Be proud of yourself, you just made homemade mayo!

To make the coleslaw: slice up the cabbage and carrots.

In a large bowl, place the cabbage + carrots + however much mayo you prefer. I like a thin coat, but that’s all up to you! Add in salt & pepper to taste.

For the burgers:

Mix in the Worcestershire sauce in with the ground beef. Don’t over mix!

Form the burgers into patties and cook them to your desired doneness. I usually do about 6 minutes per side for a med-rare.

Add on the cheese and cover to melt.

Build your burger up staring with bottom bun + cheeseburger + coleslaw + and a top bun!

Made with Love,

Hannah

Poke Bowls

I have gotten slightly behind on blog posts, due to finals week, adding more to my work schedule, and deleting 2 weeks worth of content on my camera, but that does not mean that I’ve stopped cooking! So I am getting back into the swing of things with one of my new favorite summer recipes that is so easy and satisfying!

Ingredients

  • Sushi Rice
  • 1/2 TBSP Sushi Vinegar
  • Imitation Crab
  • 1/4 Cup Mayo
  • 2 TBSP Sriracha
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado

Let’s Get Cooking

This recipe is kind of like ordering at chipotle. You make it how you want it!

First, cook the sushi rice per the package instructions. Once it’s done, put into a separate bowl and add about 1/2 TBSP of sushi vinegar. I love the flavor of the vinegar so sometimes I add more into the rice.

While your waiting for the rice to cool, combine 1/4 Cup mayo + 2 TBSP Sriracha, if you want to up the heat feel free to add more sriracha! Toss the imitation crab into the Sriracha mayo.

Prep the other ingredients that you want to add in the poke bowl. Thinly cut the cucumber and dice the avocado. If you want to add carrots or radishes feel free to cut those bad boys up too!

To serve: place the rice in a bowl, add in the toppings & enjoy!

Made with Love,

Hannah

Grilled Lamb Chops with Asparagus

It’s summer time so any excuse to start grilling I am in. My mom picked up these Lamb Chops at Aldi’s and of course it was my job to find out what we were doing with them. So I found this super easy marinade by Jessica Gavin for the Lamb, grabbed some asapargus & I got grilling.

Ingredients

  • Lamb Chops
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 2 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • 2 TSP Chopped Rosemary
  • 2 TSP Chopped Thyme
  • 1/2 TSP Chopped Parsley
  • 1/4 Cup Olive oil, + extra
  • Asparagus

Let’s Get Cooking

In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup Olive oil + parsley + rosemary + thyme + 1 TBSP Garlic + salt + pepper. Mix to combine

Pour the marinade over the lamb chops and let sit for about 30 minutes.

Cut the ends off the asparagus and place on aluminum foil. Season with salt + pepper + 1 TBSP minced Garlic. Wrap the aluminum around the asparagus until it is completely covered.

Heat up the grill, & place the asparagus off to the side. Place the lamb chops on the hot grill. I only eat my meats rare to medium rare, if you eat your meats well done I have some questions for you. But anyways for med-rare you are going to do about 6 min each side. The time will also depend on the thickness of your cut.

Once the meat is done, remove from heat and let rest a little before serving. This allows the meat to soak up all the juices. Cook your asparagus to your desired doneness as well, I like it to still have a bit of a bite so I cooked it for about 10 minutes.

Hope you enjoy breaking out the grill, I know I can’t wait to see what I can create on the grill.

Made with Love,

Hannah

Lamb Rogan Josh

Indian cuisine may just be one of my favorites. All the spices and aromatics, the fluffy basmati rice and naan, omg. I crave it all the time, but it can be daunting to make at home with a limited spice cabinet. A few spices can go a long way so I suggest investing in them! I got this recipe from Krumpli.co.uk, check them out! A kitchen scale, if you have one, is super helpful for this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 14 oz/400 g Lamb
  • 3.25 fl oz/ 100ml Natural Yogurt (I used Greek Yogurt)
  • 30 g / 1 oz Ginger
  • 30 g / 1 oz Garlic
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 6 Green Cardamom Pods
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 TSP Black Pepper Corns
  • 2 TBSP Cooking Oil
  • 150 g Onion, diced
  • 1/2 TSP Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 TSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TSP Ground Coriander
  • 1 TSP Ground Turmeric
  • 1/2 TSP Salt
  • 2 TBSP Tomato Puree

Let’s Get Cooking

Cut the lamb into small cubes and place into a bowl. Add in the yogurt, and allow the lamb to marinate for about 8 hours, maximum 24 hours.

A couple hours before the lamb is ready to cook, blitz together garlic + ginger + a little water to make a paste. Mix half of this paste, in with the lamb and yogurt and let it marinate.

When you are almost ready to cook, prep the onions, dicing them.

In a dry pan add cardamom pods + black peppercorns + cloves + star anise. Toast the spices on med-high heat for about 3-4 minutes

Once the spices are toasted, grind them in a mortar and pestle, or a coffee grinder

Using the same pan, reduce the heat and add cooking oil. Once the oil is warm add in the ground up spice mix and let cook for about 30 seconds.

Add in the onions + ground cumin + ground cinnamon + remaining garlic/ginger paste. Cook until golden brown, about 10-15 min

Add in the lamb and yogurt marinate along with chili powder + turmeric + ground coriander + salt. Cook for about 10 minutes, moving the lamb around the pan.

10 minutes in add the tomato puree and about 75 ml of water and stir

Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for about 25 minutes.

Serve with basmati rice and naan!

Made with Love,

Hannah

“Chèvre Which Way but Loose Burger”

Time for another amazing burger recipe from the Bob’s Burgers Cookbook! The same old same old can get boring and who knows, an exciting burger may be just what you need to bring back the excitement; I don’t make the rules.

Ingredients

  • 1 4oz Chèvre Log, room temp. [goat cheese]
  • 1 tsp Chopped Fresh Sage
  • 2 tsp Chopped Fresh Oregano
  • 1 tsp Chopped Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tsp Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 1/4 Cup Mayo
  • 1 English Cucumber, half of it finely sliced, the other half diced
  • 2 Tomatoes, seeded & finely diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 4 Vienna rolls, or any hamburger buns
  • 1/2 Red Onion, sliced

Let’s Get Cooking

Mix goat cheese + herbs + mayo. Mix until it has a cream cheesy consistency. Add in 1/4 cup of diced cucumber + tomatoes.

Add garlic into the ground beef and form into 4 patties. Season the patties with salt + pepper.

Cook burgers on a hot skillet until desired doneness. I prefer med-rare but do your thing!

BUILD YOUR BURGER: start with the bottom bun + burger + goat cheese spread + sliced red onion + sliced cucumber + top bun

This burger gets a little messy but trust me it’s totally worth it. The goat cheese spread is also an awesome leftover on a pita!

Made with Love,

Hannah

Homemade Potato Chips

The ULTIMATE weekend snack, potato chips. The best part is you can make them at home [no need to put on a mask] & you know everything that’s in them! Now that I’ve achieved potato chips at home, quarantine is getting slightly easier.

Ingredients

  • Mandoline slicer
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt

Let’s Get Cooking

This is just about one of the easiest recipes, ever.

Break out your Mandoline slicer and set it on the smallest setting, to about 1/3-1/4 in. Carefully slice the potatoes and place into ice water to remove the starches. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.

While waiting, pour the oil into a deep pot and bring up to temperature, about 300F.

Once the potatoes are finished soaking, lay them out on paper towels & pat off all the excess water.

Place a few chips in the oil, making sure that they do not stick together. Flip the slices around a few times to ensure that they are evenly cooked. Once there are less bubbles and the chips look brown, remove from the oil and place on a paper towel.

Pat of excess oil + place in a bowl + sprinkle with salt, & enjoy!

It’s the little thing in life, like homemade potato chips that make things look a little bit brighter!

Made with Love,

Hannah