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Lamb & roast tators...

SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
edited 10:28AM in EggHead Forum
Morning All:

Kathy has had a leg of lamb in the freezer for a while now and I finally got around to making a meal of it :laugh: . Yesterday I trimmed it up, removing part of the bone and preparing a marinade that included marjoram, thyme, caraway seed, parsley, onion, garlic, EVOO, lemon juice and bacon (yes, bacon)...you mix all the ingredients except the bacon, then cut the bacon into 1" squares. The bacon gets happy in the marinade for about an hour, then you cut small pockets in the lamb to stuff the bacon pieces. The rest of the marinade is poured over the lamb to get happy overnight. I roasted the lamb indirect at about 325 over a pan with small red potatoes...on the tators was EVOO, salt, pepper, DP Shaking the Tree and a few sprigs of fresh rosemary...here it is just put on the Egg...
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Sorry about the "bright" pic...didn't realize how much the sun was shining, plus this is the old camera (more on that later). Roasted a total of about 2 hours, 15 minutes...the internal (143 to 145 most places) was higher than I planned, but still very good...just before taking off the Egg...
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The tators were FANTASTIC...
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and the lamb wasn't too bad either...
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you can see the small bacon pieces in the meat...at little past medium-rare, but still GOOD...
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Kathy also made a mint sauce for the lamb that was DELISH! The recipe called for 0.5 cup water, 1.5 tablespoon sugar heated until sugar dissolved. Remove from heat, stir in 0.33 cup chopped fresh mint and 0.5 cup cider vinegar. Set aside for 30 minutes, strain, cover & chill then serve with lamb slices...made one change though...instead of water used 0.5 cup sweet vermouth...nice difference.

Now for the reason I'm using the old camera...Memorial Day weekend we spent part of the time in Orlando with two of the grandkids (while our son & D-I-L were at a conference there)...well we were at the pool with boys...here with GrandDad on the float...
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a few minutes later I'm holding the little one (Owen)and the older brother (Wesley) is "swimming" beside me when Wesley asks Grandma to pull the float out of the pool...yes, Grandma leaned over too far and fell in (in her clothes since she wasn't planning on swimming yet) and with the newer camera in her pocket...the camera didn't survive (though the card with the pictures did)...right after she fell in Wesley said "Grandma that was AWSOME". That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Have a GREAT day!

   Jay

Brandon, FL


 

Comments

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Jay,

    Lady eggers hearts are breaking all over the country tonight man!

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    That looks awesome, I do love lamb!!
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    Jay:

    As one of the young "old timers"....you still rock. Never forget it, My Friend ;)

    LR
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    :laugh: Jay the lamb looks fantastic, the mint sauce & bacon tasty, time with the family the best, but Kathy falling to the pool in her clothes was, sorry to say it, too funy... Sorry about the camera though :unsure:
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Those taters look fantastic!!!! Looks like you were having quite the time with the grands. Sorry about the camera - :)
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    The lamb and taters look great, but the camera story was the best part.
  • The lamb looks so good. I love lamb. I love lamb drippings on potatoes! Sorry about the camera, I hope Kathy is OK.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
    Morning Faith:

    Thanks about the lamb...it was very good!

    Other than being somewhat embarrassed when she fell in the only other problem is that she thinks she may have broken the big toe on her right foot (for at least the second time)...not much you can do for it except wear looser fitting shoes/sandals for a while...but the grandson thought she was AWESOME so what's a little pain & embarrassment :laugh: :laugh: .

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
    Morning BobS:

    Thanks!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
    Morning Elizabeth:

    Thanks on the tators...always have a great time with the grandkids!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
    Morning Beli:

    Thanks on the comments on the food...the mint sauce was outstanding.

    (I agree that the pool story was pretty funny...unless you are Kathy of course ;) :laugh: )

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
    Morning Mike:

    Thanks...though I'm not all that young anymore (or at least my body tells me I'm not) :laugh:

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
    Morning Tim:

    Thanks...lamb is one of our favorites too!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
    Morning Steven:

    Thanks!!!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Looks as if you're living the good life in Florida Jay! :lol: Your roast lamb must of been the perfect ending to a perfect day with the family! :)
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,199
    Morning Rebecca:

    Thanks...though the pool incident was Memorial Day weekend and the lamb was yesterday...as for "living the good life"...that is a state of mind at all times for me!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

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