Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A - Z Blog Challenge: L

A - Z Blog Challenge: L

If there is one meat that Kiwi's know and love, it surely must be New Zealand Lamb. NZ Lamb has been a staple in my life for 40+ years and I love it. Whether; curried, casseroled, stewed, in a burger, hot or cold - the most iconic Lamb dish of them all has to be the good old Kiwi Roasted Lamb served with Trimmings that consist of - roasted new potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, onions and mint sauce. Mmmmm..... that enticing, rich roast-aroma called us to the dinning room, we were always seated before it was ready. A large roast is great when you have a large family and well worth doing - But now there are only two of us...... what to do??
Well, I have found a easy, economic way of having roasted lamb and all the trimmings - without any fuss or expense of buying a large joint and living of it for days on end...follow me Lamb lovers, to Rose's Pantry.

Rose's Lamb Roast with Trimmings - for 1-2 people - easy, quick, and sooo amazingly delicious! 

  • 1 large Kumera - or sweet potato - scrub, trim ends, leave skin on, cut in half lengthways 
  • 1 large carrot - Scrub, trim ends, leave skin on, cut in half lengthways 
  • 1 medium, or 2 small potatoes - scrub, leave skin on, cut in half 
  • 1 small pumpkin slice - leave skin on, cut in half 
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2-4 slices Cooked Roasted Lamb ( I get them from my favourite Deli = super easy, super delicious!)
  • Salt/pepper seasoning 
  • Mint Sauce - any type, but I prefer the Thickened Mint sauce from the supermarket, tasty and easy!
  • Place all vegetables in a microwave dish, add water and seasoning, cook with lid on 6 minutes on high to soften enough so fork will go through them. Check vegetables after 6 minutes - heat for 60 second intervals until they are tender. Drain water off then pat dry with paper towel.
  • Pre-heat frypan on medium heat and preheat while veges are in microwave - pan needs to be hot. 
  • Spray pan with cooking spray, add vegetables and brown each side evenly. 
  • Once browned add a teaspoon of butter to the pan toss the vegetables in the melted butter to finish off the browning process - they will taste sooo good, just like slow cooked oven roasted vegetables!
  • Wrap Lamb slices in damp paper towels and heat in the microwave for 2 minutes - check how hot they are and heat for another minute if needed. They need to be reheated Hot enough to eat but not too long as they start to become tough. Moisten the paper towels again if more cooking time is required.  
  • Serve and enjoy this Roasted Lamb dinner with trimmings including mint sauce - without having to go to all that effort, cost and time, of cooking a big roast joint meal. Perfect for 1-2 people, ☺Rose
sorry for the delay in posting this - stormy weather has Internet connections going off and on - hope they stay on rest of the week but I will post when I can. Rose

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