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Roasted Leg of Lamb

15 Apr

Roasted Leg of Lamb

This is a no fail main dish and is really easy.

I always make lamb for Easter and this year it was great.

One large American leg of lamb.

Olive oil for rubbing

8 to 10 cloves of garlic

Two tablespoons of salt and pepper,  maybe a little more to cover the roast.

One tablespoon dried rosemary

One teaspoon garlic powder

Three tablespoons of butter

I try not to buy the Australian lamb because I think it has a stronger taste but that’s my opinion.

Wash and dry the lamb with water and place in a big roasting pan.

Take olive oil and rub the entire roast

Poke holes in the roast and place  the cloves of garlic in the meaty part of the roast.

I usually use about 8 to ten cloves.

Season the roast with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and rosemary.

Rub the seasoning all over.

Put your meat thermometer in the meat.

Place the butter on top of the roast

Heat the oven to 375 and let it bake.

I put about twenty small potatoes around the roast after about one hour turning them once or twice.

Lamb is like beef and could be served rare to well done.

I think the true flavor is the best when it is medium well.

It is a personal preference.

Take out of the oven when the meat thermometer reads lamb.

Let it rest before slicing.

Serve with mint jelly, yogurt sauce, hummus, asparagus and  a huge greek salad.

A slice of cheese pie on the side is fabulous.

 

 

Grapefruit Salad

10 Feb

Grapefruit Salad

It seems that as soon as I went on high blood pressure medicine grapefruits came into vogue.

As you probably know I should stay away from grapefruit because it interacts with the medicine.

So, I make this recipe lovingly for my children and only have a small tasting to make sure everything is balanced.

One 5 ounce package of baby spinach

One 5 ounce package baby arugula

1/2 thin sliced red onion

One large bunch of steamed or roasted asparagus. Cut into one inch pieces.

3 pieces of sliced fennel

15 black olives

One cup of drained grapefruit slices

2 avocados cut into cubes

One cup of shaved  Romano cheese

Dressing

3 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup of the grapefruit juice

3 tablespoon  balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

One cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon corse ground black pepper

Mix all the greens then layer everything else.

Take the salt and garlic and puree till it is a paste

Add the vinegar, glaze and grapefruit juice and mix  well

Add the oil and  pepper.

Mix till a dressing is blended together

I always underdress the salad and then serve extra dressing on the side.

I served this with  baked coconut cod