Monday, March 24, 2008

How Was Easter ?



Did everyone have a great Easter? Ours was very good! We had lamb chops atop a load of rosemary over a charcoal grill! Oh my gosh, just the smell…heaven. Remember the bowl of salad I showed you in my previous post?



Well it was attacked and dressed with a very simple dressing of freshly squeezed grapefruit, orange and lime juice. To that I added a good plop of whole grain mustard, a squeeze of honey, salt and pepper and just a touch of olive oil. No vinegar. Talk about spring in your mouth! You all have to try this. Soooo fresh and happy!
With our lamb and salad we had fresh asparagus on the grill, a simple potato casserole and grilled bread.



I don't know about you guys, but I love fresh roasted peppers. Their taste just does not compare with the jar type. So for the grilled bread I roasted 2 peppers, cooled then sliced thinly. I put them in a bowl with 1 smashed anchovy, a heaping spoon of capers, about two teaspoons of chopped fresh rosemary, a few sprinkles of red wine vinegar, some chopped black olives and salt and pepper. This we put atop the grilled bread. Oh Yum!
Photos you ask! No time for photos as we were devouring our dinner!



To accompany this wonderful spring dinner, we served a wine that I have told you about before. Ardeche by Louis Latour is a lovely non-oakey Chardonnay from France. Crisp and fresh on the palate, perfect with the fresh fruit juice dressed salad. Hey, and not bad with the rest of the meal also! Did not have to twist my arm for another glass!
Cheers!

15 comments:

Peter M said...

Us Greeks used to get funny looks when we charred peppers on out outdoor grill.

Who's laughing now?

Bellini Valli said...

My daughter made some grilled peppers to go with our ribs Deb. They were so sweet and delicious as well as colourful aren't they?????. They are peaking out in front of the potatoes in the picture on my blog...wink..wink...

eatme_delicious said...

The roasted pepper mix that you made to put on the grilled bread sounds really good! (Minus the anchovies for me.)

noble pig said...

What a beautiful meal and wine...glad you had a great hoilday!

TopVeg said...

We had snow for Easter! So no out door grills - or gardening!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Deb, I love roasted peppers too! I'm always roasting them inside on top of my stove. Can't wait till this weather breaks, and I'm out by the grill. Your post makes me think of Spring!!

LisaRene said...

Dinner sounds lovely and I must try a French Chardonnay. I'm primarily a red drinker but am experiment more and more with white. I love Thai food and red certainly does not pair well with the 5 star spice! It would also be nice to drink a white wine on the rare hot day we experience in the Pacific Northwest :)

sher said...

MY Easter was very good. Those peppers of yours are so beautiful. I feel like I'm on vacation just looking at your photos.

Gloria said...

Happy Easter to you too Debs!!!
What's really nice wine, I love Chardonnay, xxxGloria

jen said...

Roasted peppers - yum! And with the topping you describe, I can understand why there weren't any photos!

It was windy but sunny here. Maybe spring is on its way after all...

Mike of Mike's Table said...

All was quiet here. Looks like a wonderful and seasonal meal! Great photos as well--I'm also a big fan of roasted peppers. Something about roasting them that just turns them into something entirely different and amazing....

Lannae said...

Will your salad bowl grow back, so you can make more salad? Ah, vacation was awesome, and I have 700 photos to sort out and blog about! And thank you for asking about Easter, I had a really fun Easter hiding eggs for the friend's toddlers. The kiddies squealed in happiness when they found the eggs!

Johanna said...

glad to hear you enjoyed your easter - grilled peppers are wonderful especially when you can get different colours

katiez said...

What a wonderful lunch - and your garden is looking lovely. So many pretty red flowers....
I'm buying some lettuce plants tomorrow to get our garden going - if it ever warms up here. Might get some spinach, too... I'm forcing spring!

Wendy said...

I'm with you, Deb. Freshly grilled peppers are a million times better than the weird tasting jarred ones. :)