Sunday, 10 October 2010

7 Spice lamb ribs... Mood = Bloggaversary

Who would have thought that this time last year i was writing my first Blog post. It was on a wedding cake i had made. Actually a cupcake wedding cake i had made for my friend Carole and her husband Eddie. It was so exciting for me as i  didn't really know what i was doing and where it would end up. But here i am 187 posts and one year later and i still have lots and lots to say.

Its been really a very exciting and interesting year and i have met and befriended many people on the web who share the same passion for food that i do.


I was a little rushed and wanted to make something quickly and something that had ALOT of flavour. In the supermarket the other day, i bought some lovely ribs of lamb; like pork ribs but from lamb. I have never made anything with them before as in the UK we usually throw these cuts  away as they never get used in home cooking. Maybe they get used for making stocks but i saw them and just grabbed them. What a great idea that was. It was the start of a beautiful dish....


I was rushing for a work dinner with my husband and i didn't want to have a massive lunch as we would be having dinner later, so this was PERFECT. Aubergines worked wonders with this as the smoky flavour really went well with the spices i used for the lamb. Turns out, i should have made plenty more as the dinner we went to had the most horrendous food. Oh well....


Recipe:

10-12 lamb ribs
1t Cinnamon
1t crushed chillies
1t nutmeg
1t smoked paprika
1t ground ginger
1t ground cumin
1t ground dried mint
1T olive oil
juice of half a lemon
salt to taste
2 Aubergines cut into large cubes

2T yoghurt
1t Dried mint




Method:

  • Cut the aubergines and place them on a baking tray and drizzle with a little oil and salt
  • Add all the spices and rub them onto the lamb adding salt and oil and lemon juice.
  • Place them over the aubergines and put in a hot oven at 220 degrees C for about 20 minutes or more if you like the lamb well cooked.
  • Remove and serve with a pinch of Cayenne pepper and eat with your hands and some flat pita bread to help soak up all the flavours. Mix yoghurt and dried mint to serve on the side. Dip the lamb in as you please...
  • Just Divine!

Something quick easy and full of lovely flavours that will be great served at a buffet or in the middle of the table to share. YUMMY!

Here is to many many more years of food blogging. And thank you for being there supporting me through this wonderful journey. I am enjoying yours too...

Xxxx J

20 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks fingerlicking! I have some pork spareribs in the freezer..do you think I can use 7 spice for the pork spareribs too?

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a fantastic dish! I think I'd absolutely love this.
congrats on your 1st year bloggaversary. I'm so happy for you :), wishing you lots more ahead!
*kisses* HH

Peter M said...

A wonderful & warming combo of spices on those lamb ribs. I see these cuts every now & then and I'll remember your recipe.

M. said...

great recipe...and congrats on your bloggaversary :)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Your dish looks delicious! Happy bloggaversary! Looking forward to many more great posts to come.

Ingrid Abboud said...

Needless to say the yumminess that this dish evokes! Wanted to say a big Mabrouk on your one year bloggaversary! Way to go Joudz :).

My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary! Your blog is one of my very favorite. I like your recipes a lot. They are right down my "taste alley". I am looking forward to many more dishes to cook from your blog.
Greetings from Colorado.
Kirsten

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Happy Bloggaversary! the lamb ribs looks very delicious.

The InTolerant Chef said...

Happy Blogaversary!
We love lamb riblets too. I like to cook them until nice and crispy to render out some of the fattiness. I also get this as a whole cut called lamb flap, or breast of lamb. I did a blog post on a yummy stuffed and rolled lamb breast that is delicious! I love that you included cinnamon in your rub too, it goes so well with lamb. Yumm...

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Happy Blogsoversary and may there be many, many more for you Joudie! :D

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Yay for your bloggaversary! It's amazing how fast it goes by. I love how you roasted the lamb ribs right on top of the veggies--brilliant!

Brooke (Baking with Basil) said...

Congrats on the bloggaversary!! Mine was a few weeks ago too! If you need some baking loot, I'm hosting a giveaway this week!

tasteofbeirut said...

Congratulations! I think you deserve a big pat on the back for doing all of the things that you do all at once! Love the recipes and photos on your blog and this one is no exception! have never had lamb ribs and now I want to try them they look awesome!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congrats! Happy 1st Bloggaversary!

Those ribs look very tempting.

Cheers,

Rosa

Anna Johnston said...

Oh Yes, Happy Bloggaversary to you indeed Jodie. Haven't made little lambie riblets for ages, but they are a lovely juicy piece of meat and this recipe looks like a big taste, I'd love it.

Dimah said...

Beautiful photos! the lamb ribs looks absolutely delicious!
Happy Bloggaversary!

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

Belated bloggaversary. Can't get lamb ribs where I live (however can get pork). Will use extra spice as they have a more robust and sweeter flavour. It's great to look back on all you've acheived isn't it. Congrats.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Bloggaversary! Such a milestone I know!

My butcher shop has these all the time and I always look at them but pass them over. I think it's time I bought some now!

Von said...

Happy bloggaversary! wow! 187 posts!! =O I've never had lamb ribs before.....but these look just as delicious as they sound!!

pierre said...

very nice and beautiful photos!!Pierre