Thursday, July 9, 2009

Leg of Lamb...

Remember me telling the tale of how I got two legs of lamb at $10 each? Well, it was very hard on me to dig it out and finally cook it...I have this frugal thing in me that makes me want to "save" everything! ...and well, I kept holding out thinking some special occasion would come up and I would cook it then....but...alas, and ordinary day requested its presence! :-)
I didn't thaw it well before I cooked it, so I put it in the oven for about 3 hours before getting the leeks, potatoes, and carrots ready.
I covered it in a sauce made from:
about 1/4 cup spicy mustard, 1/4 cup white cooking wine, about 3 T fish sauce (or you can use Worcestershire sauce).
Then I sprinkled very generously with the following:
rosemary, thyme, tarragon, parsley, ground mustard, fresh ground black pepper, sea salt, and several cloves of chopped garlic and onions.
I baked it at 350 for about 3 hours and then added the veggies.
I cut the heat back to 325 and baked for 2 more hours. It was falling off the bone and very juicy and tender!
Oh how I love lamb!
After dinner, I pulled the bones out, covered them well with water and added about a quarter cup of apple cider vinegar and cooked them for several hours.
I will turn them back on as soon as I get up and cook for several more. I will then remove the bones, and add the leftover lamb, chopped, along with diced leftover veggies. I will then add cooked garbanzo beans or lentils, barley, onions, etc. To make a wonderful soup!
The last time I cooked a big leg of lamb like this, we had lamb stew for like 5 days!
Worth every cent of that ten bucks!
And it just doesn't get any better than lamb!
(DH loved it! He said it was similar to a roast yet almost had a pork flavor.)
Who says you can't eat high on the hog on a budget?
...or rather high on the lamb!


Millie said...

What a good use of $10! How did the stew turn out?
I made lamb for the first time last night. I couldn't believe how wonderful it tasted. I think it will become a wonderful addition to our diet (when I can get it at a price I can live with).

Donna said...

Yes, I'll likely NEVER see that again...but I will surely look! ;-)

The stew is amazing! It is sooo good! Rich! Specially since I cooked the bones for so long!

I just found ground lamb on clearance the other night and made a meatloaf! It was very good too!

How did U cook yours???

Millie said...

I actually blogged the 'recipe' so I would remember how to make it. I have a bad habit of making things by throwing stuff together and then never being able to recreate it. At least putting the info on the blog I might be able to recreate it. lol

Donna said...

Thank U, I'll come take a look!!!

I do the same thing!
If I don't type it up here, its gone!....sad thing, I can't type it all up before I forget it!