This week, we celebrated my auntie’s bday. Dinner menu: rosemary/garlic/lemon zest lamb chops and round-and-round vegetarian pasta.
With inspiration #1, I made a rub using: rosemary, garlic, and lemon zest. The original recipe made with steak, minus the garlic.
Next up, is my “round-and-round” pasta. Because we had lamb, I didn’t add any meat to the pasta. I was ecstatic to use mascarpone cheese. Giada uses it all the time in her dishes. By itself, it doesn’t have much taste it to it. The taste reminded me of ricotta cheese. Mascarpone is very hard to find. The only place I’ve seen it is at Safeway.
The other ingredients that were needed to make the sauce in addition to mascarpone were: orange juice, lemon juice, and lemon zest. I cut all the veggies in “round” shapes as that was the theme. Shallots, garlic, carrots, zucchini, and brussel sprouts made up this wonderful dish.
What a dinner!! Mission accomplished!