Main Meats

Lamb Meatballs With Chèvre Tzatziki Recipe

You can never have enough lamb in April!
Apr 9, 2015 2:00 pm
lamb meatballs with chèvre tzatziki

Lamb is a biggie around Easter time, and I love big, bold Greek flavors in general. The secret to the flavors here is to taste and then try to make sure you’re almost pushing the limit with the lemon and the salt. Add the refreshing brightness of the mint, and you have a worthy foil for the rich gaminess of the lamb. The tzatziki here is made with cheese instead of yogurt, which brings together citrus, mint and goat cheese — what could be more lamb-friendly than that?

Slow-Roast, Fast-Prep Leg Of Lamb Recipe

That big lamb haunch just got much easier to make
Apr 1, 2015 2:00 pm
slow roast leg of lamb

We’re working our way through British chef and “lightening-up” empress Lorraine Pascale’s new book, Everyday Easy. Just because it’s light and simple doesn’t mean it can’t be flavor-packed and beautiful. Leg of lamb just got a lot easier to make. 

Jalapeño-Stuffed Roast Chicken With Skin Chips Recipe

With a killer sticky-sweet honey glaze
Mar 5, 2015 12:00 pm
Photo: Paul Harrison

There was a time in my life where I roasted a chicken basically every Sunday night, almost the same way every time: salt, pepper, butter, thyme (à la Thomas Keller). But let’s be honest, no matter how good something basic is, it’s possible to get tired of it. This time, I brined both the skin and the bird in an herbacious, fiery brine that permeates the meat (and skin). The results speak for themselves.

Lamb Chops With Cilantro Chimichurri And Quinoa Salad Recipe

Juicy grilled chops and savory quinoa for dinner
Mar 4, 2015 3:00 pm
Photo: Ed Anderson

When it comes to the very best of Kosher food and wine, look no further than renowned winemaker and cookbook author Jeff Morgan. Morgan's new book, The Covenant Kitchen, features recipes he's collected from travels to Italy, Provence, North Africa, Asia, California and Israel. This is definitely the book where you'll find your favorite new lamb chops. 

Way Better Beef: Chile-Stuffed Steak Recipe

Tender grilled steak packed with fresh green chile
Mar 3, 2015 4:00 pm
chile stuffed steak
Photo: Penny De Los Santos

Your cookbook inventory is not complete without a volume or two from best-selling cookbook author and food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins. For the olive oil fan, her new book, Virgin Territory, is essential. Part olive oil primer and part olive oil recipe goldmine, Jenkins's guide to all things EVOO will revolutionize the way you make healthy substitutions. Forgo the butter in this steak recipe and watch the magic happen. 

Here's A Logical Reason Why Certain Cuts Of Meat Are Tougher Than Others

Keep it in mind next time you're shopping for meat
Feb 27, 2015 11:00 am

We all love ourselves a chunk of short rib falling right off the bone or a slice of fatty pork belly. But what exactly makes these cuts more tender than others? Our friends at ChefSteps break down the basic science in a short article, along with a video included here.

Valentine's Day Practice Round: 14 Sexy Steaks To Make It Happen

What's sexier than steak, right?
Feb 11, 2015 3:00 pm

V-Day! We're slapping a big piece of meat on the grill (or in the grill pan, since there's still about two feet of snow taking up our grilling turf). Show off that perfect medium-rare you've perfected over the years, or skip cooking altogether and impress with the best tartare your date's ever had. Don't worry, there's a cauliflower steak and a lobster steak in there, too. Now's not the time to leave anyone out of a good time. 

Travel To Argentina For Perfect Beef. But You Knew That Already.

Watch "Carni de Mi Carne," prepare to crave steak
Feb 10, 2015 3:30 pm

"What happens is that our cows walk around the fields and eat wheat and alfafa. They are never in a barn," says Francis Mallmann, Argentinian king of meat and fire. Kayhan Ozmen of London-based arts and culture channel NOWNESS captured Mallmann's passion — along with plenty of fat-marbling porn — in this tantalizing, sizzling short (but powerful) reel. Seriously, Argentina is a meat party and everyone's invited. 

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