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Cooking For Dudes: Making Dinner is Easier Than You Think

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — According to a recent article in TIME magazine, 40 percent of men are now the primary grocery shopper in the household and 86 percent agree being a man means doing what is necessary to keep the household running – this includes cooking!

Some stores and markets are even exploring the idea of creating “man aisles” which would include special sections packed with items such as hot sauce, beef jerky and batteries.

Local Male Cooking Expert from Nick Shields stopped by the ABC40 kitchen to demonstrate how to cook two easy-to-make recipes which are sure to have the spouse, kids or roommate happy to have a man cooking in the kitchen.

For more recipes and tips go BJ’s Solution’s blog: www.bjssolutions.wordpress.com

Here are the recipes:

Simply Elegant Lamb Chops

Servings: 6 | Prep Time: 25 minutes | Marinating Time: 3 – 12 hours
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Per 2 Chop Serving: 220 cal. • 10g fat • 1g fiber • 28g protein

1 Tropicana California Naval Orange
2 large Garlic cloves, finely minced
2 tsp. Earth’s Pride Organics™ Cumin
¼ – ½ tsp. McCormick Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. Earth’s Pride All Natural™ Sea Salt
1 Tbsp. Rozzano® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12 rib chops cut from 2 USDA Choice Frenched Racks of American Lamb (order in-Club, see below)

Finely grate 4 tsp. of orange zest (orange part of peel) into small bowl. Halve and juice orange. Measure 2 Tbsp. of juice; add to bowl with zest.
Add garlic, cumin, cayenne, sea salt and olive oil; blend.
Arrange chops in single layer in baking dish, pour marinade over and turn to coat. Cover dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
Half an hour before cooking, remove from refrigerator and set aside.
Move oven rack to top; preheat broiler. Arrange chops on broiler pan, avoiding crowding. Cook in batches, if necessary.
Broil 3 minutes. Turn chops; continue cooking until meat thermometer in thickest point registers 155˚, 2 to 4 more minutes.
Transfer chops to warm platter, tent with foil and rest 5 minutes to finish cooking before serving.

Marinated Chicken Bruschetta

Servings: 6 | Prep Time: 10 min. | Cook Time: 12 min.
Per Serving: 210 cal. • 9g fat • 1g fiber • 25g protein

Ingredients

¾ cup Wish-Bone Italian Dressing, divided
6 Perdue Boneless Skinless Chicken
 Breast Halves
2 medium Beefsteak Tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup finely chopped Red Onion
1 Tbsp. finely chopped Fresh Basil

Preparation

Pour ¼ cup Wish-Bone Italian Dressing over chicken in large, shallow glass baking dish or Ziploc plastic bag.
Cover and marinate in refrigerator, turning occasionally, for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.
Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, onion, basil and ¼ cup dressing in a medium bowl. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Grill or broil chicken, turning after 6 minutes and brushing frequently with remaining ¼ cup dressing, until chicken registers 165° on meat thermometer, about 12 minutes.
Serve tomato mixture over chicken.
Please use safe handling and cooking procedures when preparing any food. To avoid foodborne illness, the USDA and FDA recommend thoroughly cooking meat, eggs, shellfish, poultry and fish to minimum internal temperatures as measured with a food thermometer. More information is available at www.fightbac.org.