It's good to be home back again.
...and nothing says home to me as much as a lamb roast in the oven, my kids playing in the garden and my husband pouring us a drink as the sun sets. The weather is very mild at the moment with sunny days that are slowly getting longer. Sounds pretty idyllic, doesn't it!
Today has been lovely, our fruit and vegetable shopping at the organic markets this morning, a simple lunch in the sun at home, the afternoon was spent slowly unpacking from our trip to Eden
Anyone who knows us, knows that we are big fans of roast lamb. I'll often de-bone and butterfly the leg and barbeque it or cook it stuffed with spinach, fetta and pinenuts.
However tonight I made a simple but delicious marinade from fresh garlic, lemon and rosemary from my garden and olive oil and will cook the leg of lamb in the oven with vegetables. This is nothing flash, but it's quick, easy and very fresh; and best of all it's delicious.
Rosemary & Garlic Marinade
fresh garlic chopped finely
Fresh lemon juice
2 big stalks of rosemary, stemmed
2 tablespoons of Olive oil (I always use extra virgin)
Once you've smashed it all up in a mortar and pestle, smear it over your meat and pop it into the oven. One thing I love about lamb is that it's pretty impossible to stuff up. I love lamb cooked any way - roasted or grilled rare to well done, slow cooked, kebabs, casseroled or as cutlets. It's my favourite meat.
Next time you are doing a roast, try this marinade and let me know what you think.
What makes you feel good to be home again? (I love sleeping in my own bed also...)