Tag: grilled tomato

goat chops, tomato, grilled eggplant 8/11/10

goat chops, Kermit eggplants, plum tomato, everything ready for the grill pans

Kermit eggplants in grill pan, cut side down first (after a rinse, the tomato followed the Kermits)

goat chops, just after hitting the second grill pan

the finished plate on the table

Just after assembling the materials on the counter lat night I realized that  this meal would be very easy and stress-free to prepare, and that there were going to be almost no issues involving the coordination of different dishes or their separate timing, so for the first time ever I chanced taking a few pictures throughout the process.

They’re not much to get excited about, but the meal was terrific (I do the tomato thing regularly throughout the second half of the summer, and they’re always a treat; I loved the taste and texture of the little round green eggplants, my first exposure to this variety;  and the chops turned out better than ever before), and the pictures do give some idea of what we both enjoyed last night, before, during and after the process.

dinner, April 1, 2009

  • thinly-sliced raw fennel, seasoned, topped with excellent oil, drops of lemon, and slivers of Parmesan on top, served with with crusty Italian bread
  • loin lamb chops (Ceriello, in Grand Central Market), marinated in oil, chopped rosemary, slightly-crushed garlic, salt and white pepper, then grilled on ribbed enamelled cast-iron pan, followed by a dribbling of oil and lemon;  served with vegetables prepared in a separate ribbed pan:  grilled seasoned tomato halves finished with Balsamic vinegar, and grilled spring onion halves (Vidalia) finished with lemon and parsley
  • wine:  red Côtes du Ventoux (Rhône) 2006 Domaine de la Verrière from Landmark Wine