TV & Lamb with Chilli and Olives

I have had a couple of blogs about my favourite films so I thought this post could be about my favourite TV shows. I will have a future post about my favourite books (very intellectual)

My favourite TV show has to be 24. 24 had everything. It had action, drama, romance, Elisha Cuthbert and Jack Bauer!!! I have to admit the last series (Series 8) became a bit ropey but if it ever came back – I’d forgive series 8 and watch the new series.

The basic premise of 24 – Jack Bauer saves the world (world being America) in 24 hours.

My 2nd favourite show (This is my favourite show at the moment also) is Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad is awesome! Walter White is so bad ass! Jesse Pinkman is awesome. I’m not going to give anything away because I have only finished series 4 recently and don’t want series 5 to be spoilt for me. No spoilers!!!

Basic Premise – Walter White (Hal from Malcolm in the Middle) produces drugs to pay for his hospital bills as he has cancer (then it goes downhill…)

My third favourite show is a cop out. I say cop out because if I read this on someone elses blog I would be booing and saying it was a cop out! As I have pointed out it is a cop out, then people may be less annoyed. Also they can’t say it’s a cop out because I have already pointed it out! Anyway the reason it is a cop out is because my third favourite show are TV cooking shows (That’s not a show – boo)

Basic premise – cooking food.

As you may have guessed from this blog, I love cooking and eating. Cooking shows are great for inspiration and new recipes. I’ve gained quite a few recipes from TV.
If I had to choose a favourite cooking show, because then people will be less outraged – then it would probably be Masterchef or back in the day Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook (loved that show)

A question of this blog may then be, no comedy? Do you not laugh?
Answer – Yes, yes I do laugh… I thought I would do a separate post about my favourite comedies.

This recipe is from a TV cook – Great link there from post to recipe – (Nigella Lawson – seductive cooking at its finest) and it tastes delicious.

072 (Custom)
Serves: 2

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
4 lamb chops
Olive oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 tsp dried chillies
1 tsp oregano
1 lemon, zest and juice
½ tsp salt
Handful pitted black olives, sliced
1 long red chilli (deseeded and finely sliced (optional))
New potatoes
Sea Salt

Method:
Add the lamb chops to a bowl.
Add 3 tablespoons of oil to the bowl.
Add the garlic, chilli flakes, oregano, lemon zest , olives and the salt to the bowl.
Mix and marinade the lamb chops.
Cover and leave the lamb to marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 200 Deg C.
Pour a tbsp. of olive oil in a baking tray and put it in the oven.
Par boil the new potatoes
Place the new potatoes on the oiled baking tray.
Cook the potatoes in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan.
Add the chops, scraping off the marinade before you put them in the pan. (Reserve the marinade.) Fry them for a couple of minutes on both sides to brown them.
Turn the heat down to medium.
Pour the reserved marinade into the pan over the lamb chops.
Add 2 tablespoons or so of water and cook for about 5-10 minutes for pink or a little longer if you like your lamb well done.
Place the lamb chops and potatoes onto plates.
Pour over the sauce from the pan.

Serve!
Eat!
Enjoy!

@FADHopper

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