It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!
I think I’ve got a handle on this Australian Mex thing! I put 2 medium purple onions, diced, in the cast iron skillet with some prior lamb fat. Sauteed while I minced 2 cloves of garlic and set them aside. The Australian lamb mince (burger) was divided into walnut sized bits when the onions were about 3/4 done, just starting to brown, and added to the skillet.
As that got a bit browned, cooked up, I sprinkled over it a modest sprinkle of salt, about 3 grinds of pepper. And added the garlic along with a MODEST dusting of comino / cumin. You need to keep the spices light to taste the lamb flavor.
Some stirring and flipping later, it was cooked through and put on ‘warm’.
Chard leaves were placed in a steamer basket and steamed to done. When done, they were placed on the plate with a nice pat of Real Butter and a little salt.
A tortilla was warmed, piled with the cooked lamb mixture, and a generous helping of Mexican Cheese Blend shreds added. That’s IT. Rolled into a burrito and onto the plate.
Yeah, very much a “White Guy” burrito. No peppers. No salsa. No refritos. (Refried beans). But it lets you taste the nummy lamby flavor. Spouse doesn’t like hotness, so you may need to “hot it up” to your preferences, as I do.
Wine – Barramundi 2017 Shiraz
I was expecting a disappointment of sorts as I was not too fond of one of their other wines, but this one was nice.
Mild as Shiraz goes. First taste was a bit of “Where’s the kick in the teeth?”, then I just settled in and enjoyed a nice flavored deep red wine. Not as strongly flavored as other Shiraz, but that can be a feature.
Sad to say, the entire bottle is gone now. Down the gullet it is. So clearly “drinkable”….
If you want a “Knock Your Socks Off!” Shiraz experience, this is not the wine for you. But if you want a very drinkable wine with an interesting flavor that is different from the usual, well “Drink up me hearties Yo Ho!”
I’ll be buying more of this one.
In Other News
I’ve got nothing right now. Been busy learning everything needed to make a Sonicwall firewall “go”. Y’all will need to provide the news updates on this one.