5.3.11

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Lamb

After more than 3 months of no kitchen I am slowly getting up to speed.  Today I took a lamb shoulder roast out of my freezer and made this.  It was sooooo good to have something roasted rather than a crockpot or microwaved meal.

I am also doing research on what type of cooking classes might be of interest in my little city.  Today, as I was having my hair shampooed, I picked the gal's brain.  She would love to know how to season meat and use more spices.  It confounded me at the time.  Perhaps because it is second nature to me but after I threw this little roast in the oven, I got it!  It was an 'aha!' moment.

There is nothing complicated about doing a simple roast lamb.  I studded this with a few pieces of garlic.  Then I seasoned the top of the roast with sea salt, coarsely ground black pepper and dried rosemary.  Before seasoning, I rubbed the meat with a little olive oil so the seasonings would stick.

I cut a russet potato into wedges, drizzled with olive oil and fresh lemon juice, and seasoned with salt and pepper.  Part way through the roasting time, I added the potato wedges to the pan.

The result...heavenly.  I roasted at 350F for about 1 1/2 hours for this little 2 pound roast.  I think this is the type of thing that others would love to know how to make.

12 comments:

  1. A lamb roast would be lovely right now for dinner with some lemon roasted potatoes!

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  2. Sarah... that's a beautiful roast. I can imagine the joy you must feel being able to cook again. WHen I was just oven-less for a few weeks waiting for a part... I felt awful. It's amazing how much I use it. Being without a stove would kill me!!!

    I think it's great to get the pulse of the community. We often forget how practiced we are with seasoning... it's not that easy if you haven't gotten much beyond salt and pepper. If anyone can teach them well ( and kindly)... it is you.

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  3. So the kitchen's done?? Where's our pictures? :) Can't wait to see it! The lamb looks great, so flavorful. Love the potatoes in there, too!

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  4. Perfection. A lovely, simple roasted lamb.

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  5. What a great restart, full of inspiration in a brand new kitchen! Yummmmmmyyy!!!
    If you ever teach the secrets of seasoning online, I'm in!!

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  6. My favourite way of roasting lamb, now I feel hungry :) Diane

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  7. Truly fragrant and delicious looking lamb. It is my favorite meat.

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  8. I can smell that roast from here yummm! I am following your blog,you are welcome to follow mine as well. Blessings jane

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  9. Your photo is absolutely fabulous!!!!

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  10. Oh delish...I have yet to conquer dishes like this.

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  11. This is how I do my lamb, too; it produces a wonderful result! Yours looks beautiful.

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  12. What a fantastic re-entry to the kitchen! You have done well to cook with only a microwave and crockpot for so long.

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