I’m starting to get a strong dislike for the beef we purchase locally. There seems to be a strong aftertaste on most of the beef that we’ve purchased. So, we’ve made a conscious decision to start purchasing other meat products and really diving in to tofu recipe’s.
Our first off the wall and so not like us recipe for the year was lamb. We love lamb and usually have it when we go to different restaurants. However, we’ve never cooked some here at home. My husband was searching the web and came across this fabulous web site: http://www.kalofagas.ca/ . We decided to try his recipe on the slow roasted leg of lamb. Peter Minakis knows his kitchen and dishes. Wow!
If you’ve been following along you’ll know that we are limited on space, spices, & herbs. We make-do though and make adjustments as necessary. The family voted on the dish and hands down, delicious and on the, “make again”, list. Not bad for picky eaters ages 13 & 15.
Of course all good dishes start with a good product. For this meal we went to the local wet market. These were our options. After careful consideration and looking like we knew what we were doing, we selected one leg. Knowing the space limitation of our kitchen we had him chop of part of the leg and thank God he took off some of the skin.
We took the lamb home and prepped it like the recipe directed. Alterations – we have no access to fresh sprigs of rosemary or thyme. So, we used a bit of McCormick’s Rosemary leaves and left the thyme out. I didn’t get a picture of the slivers of garlic Mike inserted, but let me tell ya it looked and smelled delicious uncooked. Our oven is a small toaster oven, the dish you see here is the right size for a tight fit. It works well for us. As you can see, we didn’t have room for the taters.
Without further a-do, into the toaster oven it went. It smelled mouth-watering delicious, and the damn thing wasn’t even cooked yet. Ha!
Final product: Amazing and tender! The only rough spot was the leg part that was sticking out. A bit dried out but other than that, it was a wow and full of flavor!