Crisp Lamb Lettuce Wraps Friday, Jun 27 2014 

2 teaspoons canola oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces lean ground lamb
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt 
1/4 cup red pepper hummus (such as Tribe)
8 Boston lettuce leaves
2 tablespoons torn mint leaves
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through lamb) to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lamb is done. Combine parsley, tomato, and cucumber in a medium bowl. Stir in lamb mixture. Combine yogurt and hummus in a small bowl. Place about 1/4 cup lamb mixture in each lettuce leaf. Top each wrap with 1 tablespoon hummus mixture. Divide mint and pine nuts evenly among wraps.

Cooking Light, August 2012, page 28

Amount per serving: Calories 158,Fat 8g,Saturated fat 1.2g,Monounsaturated fat 3g,Polyunsaturated fat 1.6g,Protein 11.4g,Carbohydrate 11.3g,Fiber 3g,Cholesterol 24mg,Iron 2mg,Sodium 488mg, Calcium 68mg



Salmon with Creamy Cucumber-Fennel Salad Wednesday, Jun 12 2013 

Serves 4, Hands-On Time 15m, Total Time 20m

4 6-ounce pieces skinless salmon fillet
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
kosher salt and black pepper
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced, plus 2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
rye bread, for serving

Heat oven to 400° F. Rub the salmon with the oil and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with the cayenne and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Top with the lemon slices and bake until just opaque throughout, 8 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the yogurt, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper in a large bowl. Add the fennel, fennel fronds, and cucumber and toss to coat. Serve the salmon with the cucumber-fennel salad and bread.

Real Simple, May 2013, page 212


Lamb and Sweet Onion Pitas with Orange-Cucumber Salad Wednesday, Jun 13 2012 

2-1/2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. ground lamb
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 large oranges
1 small English cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
1 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh mint
2 pitas, halved and very lightly toasted
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

Heat 1-1/2 Tbs. of the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add about three-quarters of the onion, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, 8 to 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the onion to a small bowl; set aside.

Cook the lamb, cinnamon, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in the skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally and breaking up the meat, until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes; drain well.

Meanwhile, finely chop the remaining raw onion and transfer to a large bowl. Cut the peels and pith from the oranges. Working over a bowl to collect the juice, cut the orange segments free from the membranes. Cut the segments into chunks. Add the oranges, orange juice, cucumber, vinegar, mint, and the remaining 1 Tbs. oil to the chopped raw onion; toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Fill the pitas with the lamb and cooked onions. Add some of the orange-cucumber salad and a dollop of yogurt. Serve the remaining salad on the side.

Calories 470; Fat 26g (Sat 9g, Mono 13g, Poly 2g); Protein 25g; Carbohydrates 33g; Sodium 580mg; Cholesterol 80mg; Fiber 4g
Fine Cooking, Feb/Mar 2011, page 22


Spiced Lamb Kebabs Tuesday, Apr 10 2012 

4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and 3 tablespoons sauce)
Total Time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes
1 1/4 cups plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pound boneless leg of lamb, trimmed
Combine yogurt, cumin, paprika, and garlic in a bowl. Cut lamb into 24 (1-inch) cubes; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Combine lamb and 1/2 cup yogurt mixture in a zip-top plastic bag (refrigerate the remaining yogurt mixture); seal and marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour. Remove lamb, and discard marinade. Thread 3 lamb pieces onto each of 8 (10-inch) skewers. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Arrange 4 skewers on pan; cook for 7 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning frequently. Remove from the pan. Repeat with remaining skewers. Serve with remaining yogurt mixture.
Marge Perry, Cooking Light, May 2011, Page 166


Greek Burgers Tuesday, Oct 11 2011 


1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 hamburger buns, halved
1 small tomato, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 small red onion, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rings

Mix yogurt, olives, 1 clove garlic, and 2 tablespoons mint in small bowl. Set aside. Break lamb into small pieces in medium bowl. Add cheese, remaining garlic, remaining mint, salt, and pepper. Using fork, toss until ingredients are evenly distributed. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions and lightly pack into 1-inch-thick patties.

Grill patties over hot fire until browned on both side and cooked to desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer burgers to plate and tent with foil. Grill cut sides of buns until toasted, about 2 minutes.

Arrange burgers on buns. Top burgers with dollop of yogurt sauce and tomato and onion slices. Place top of bun on burger. Serve.

30-Minute Suppers SUMMER 2011 Page 17

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