Sunday, 14 March 2010
Roast Lamb with Cumin, Mint and Lemon, with Roast Carrots [#231]
Another class recipe from Nigel Slater - although I am enjoying a wide range of recipes from across 12 books this year, I am missing the total immersion in all things Nigel, so it is a treat to cook with him again, using some of his favourite flavours. A lovely half leg of lamb is doused in a slushy rub of grated garlic (lots), finely chopped mint, a little cumin, lots of lemon juice and olive oil, then roasted for 50 minutes or so until juicily pink. Nigel adds carrots to the tin too, to roast in the fragrant juices, and with a pan gravy made with a large glass of white wine, the whole thing sang with flavour. We drank a very fine bottle of New Zealand Marlborough Pinot Noir with this, to celebrate a day when Spring well and truly felt like it was on the way.