Friday, January 29, 2010

Day Five - Roast Rack of Lamb with Hoisin-Orange Glaze and Red Onions & Bistro Oven Fries with Parsley and Garlic

Today is day five with the Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook.  I had planned that today would be more of a liquid test, since I was planning on testing the drink section of this book.  I did try one drink, the Dark and Stormy Cocktail.  Needless to say after a drink with that title, I switched to wine and I'm now feeling noooo pain.  The rum in the drink almost took me out!

The Rack of Lamb was outstanding. I held back putting all of the hoisin-orange glaze on the lamb and the onions, because I thought it might be a bit too over powering and too spicy.  But I now regret that decision.   The sauce was bloody yummy once it was cooked.  I would be crazy not to make this dish again.  But I think I would enjoy it more if I was making it for a dinner party.  You have to share the love!

The Bistro Fries were easy and fast.  I'm not much for oven fries, but these were excellent.  Deep fried fries.....bye bye!

The Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook, is true to its word.  The recipes are fast and easy and down right delicious.

There are so many recipes in this book, it will have your head spinning.  But on those days when you look in the fridge and your asking yourself, what should I make for dinner, this book will quickly lead you to a dish that will fit the ingredients in your fridge. 

The layout of the book if fantastic.  You can't get lost and you can find a recipe for a key ingredient faster than I can say Key Lime.



tonic said...

Wow, that lamb is perfectly cooked, looks delicious!!! Looking forward to see what cookbook is next to be reviewed. Can I request Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child?? :-)

The Cookbook Addict said...

Sure, Julia Child actually has two volumes of this book. Volume I was written by Child, Bertholle, and Beck and Volume II was written only by Child and Beck.

Since Volume I was already tested on the show Grocery Bags and was used throughout the movie Julie and Julia, I'll test Volume II.

It should be a yummy week.