Even though I'm not a vegetarian, I've never really been a big meat eater. That's mostly because raw meat is not my favorite thing to cook with--it's messy, you have to wash your hands every time you touch it, and it's scary if it's undercooked. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I don't like meat. I definitely enjoy ordering it some restaurants, and I might even daydreaming every once in awhile about the best steak I've ever eaten. (Oh man, it melted in my mouth it was so amazing. Those Argentinians really know how to do steak right.)
Recently, though, as I've become more adventurous with vegetables, I've also tried to step out of my comfort zone with cooking different meats. A few weeks ago I bought bison meat and made it into burgers. Then I took it to various cookouts and had friends grill it. I definitely recommend bison burgers if you want to change up your normal grilling routine. (Just cook it at a lower temp than you would beef.)
Then, this last weekend, I bought some ground lamb. I wasn't sure what I'd do with it when I bought it, but I knew that I liked the taste of lamb from my past experience with Greek gyros (is it yeerohs, heros, or jiros?...) and the lamb burger at Burger Up, a new favorite restaurant of mine.
When I saw the jar of Curry Simmer Sauce from Trader Joes, I knew that was the answer. People, you have to try this. It is delicious, healthy and so easy--just dump the sauce on veggies, beans, meat, rice (or any combo of those) and you'll have a gourmet Indian meal in minutes.
Here are the ingredients. Every single one is a real food or spice. Mmmmmm.
For my dinner, I browned 1/2 lb of ground lamb with garlic and dumped the curry sauce on top. Then, I steamed zucchini and cauliflower and mixed it all together (you could just as easily saute the veggies and make it all in one pan, but I felt like steaming). Deeeeelish!
I love lamb. And I'm not just looking at things on this blog and saying that I love them. (Name that movie.)
Now I'll probably start dreaming about lamb. That's kind of like counting sheep though, right? For my next meat adventure, maybe I'll get in touch with my redneck side and try squirrel...
Yeah right! Not gonna happen.