May 04, 2007

Lemony Lamb

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Hurray for the weekend! Just a recipe today.

Lemony Lamb (Adapted from Tessa Kiros’ Falling Cloudberries)

1.5kg leg of lamb

Juice of 2 lemons

2 T za’atar

50 g butter

2 T olive oil

1 cup water

4 large potatoes, cubed

2 parsnips, sliced lengthwise

Preheat the oven to 425F. Place the parsnips in an even layer in a baking dish. Rub the lamb all over with lemon juice, pepper and za’atar and then place it on top of the parsnips. Dot the top of the lamb with butter. Pour 1 cup of water around the lamb and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes, flip the lamb and bake another 30 minutes. At this point, add the potatoes around the lamb and some water if it has evaporated. Lower the heat to 350F and bake for about another 1 ½-2 hours, flipping the lamb and potatoes at least once during this time. Remove from pan and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. While the lamb is resting, drain most of the liquid out of the baking dish, leaving the potatoes in the dish. Return the potatoes to the oven and increase the heat to 450F for about another 10 minutes or until potatoes are sufficiently browned.

Both the lamb and potatoes will have soaked up the lemon flavour wonderfully.

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Ellie said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! The lamb looks moist and tender, and those potatoes look deliciously crisp!

Little Foodie said...

It's breakfast time here and I want this meal now! Great pics. I totally get why you are on lots of blogrolls - you're now on mine. Love it. Amanda

Amrita said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! Your blog never fails to amaze me! Its a routine of mine, to visit it every day :)

Kelly-Jane said...

I came to you quite recently, but you are on my daily chesk too!

Your lamb looks fabulous, and those potatoes look sooooo good. It's a really good idea to serve caul cheese with it too.

Elle said...

'Just' a recipe? Not with that moutn watering photo of potatoes. Where is my fork?

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Parsnips! and lemon and lamb ... that would be a beautiful dinner ... what time am I expected.