When I was trying to beat Jamie at his 15 minute meals, earlier in the year.
(By the way I haven't finished that project.
Just been a little distracted over the last couple of months.
We have now moved into a lovely apartment and are settled, so it's time to get back to blogging.
Something I really enjoy.)
Anyway I digress, I did pick up some great ideas, not only wonderful tasty food but some
excellent, simple techniques.
So I had 2 lovely little lamp rumps in the freezer and in the fridge, some Portobello Mushrooms
One of the ideas that I pinched from the Jamie series, was to roast the mushrooms in the same pan as the meat.
1 pan meals, are good for the "dishwasher"...in this house, that's the same person as the cook
To be truthful, I did use other pans for the vege
Let's not be picky though.
So, quantities are not important here.
It's entirely up to you and the number of people that you are cooking for.
I just matched this Meat and Mushroom dish, very simply, with Frozen Peas, Edamame and Crushed Potatoes
2 Lamb Rumps
Sea salt and pepper
4-6 Portobello Mushrooms ripped into pieces
Potatoes, peeled, chopped and cooked till tender
Season with pepper and a nice knob of butter
I use the microwave for frozen vege, quick, easier washing up
This seems to be a theme in this post!
and also season and add a little knob of butter
To cook the Lamb
Bring your little Lamb Rumps to room temperature.
Season both sides well with Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Rub over with some olive oil
Let sit, while you heat the oven to 200C
Add your mushrooms to a bowl season them with S & P and a slosh of oil
Add seasoned lamb
It should sizzle
Cook on 1 side for about 3 minutes
Push the oiled mushrooms around the lamb and into the oven
For med roast Lamb
Remove, take out of pan and let rest for about 6 minutes
Carve the Lamb
Pour the Mushrooms and juice, over the top and serve
One of the joys of Roast Meat is the left over cold meat the next day
Just perfect for Sandwiches
I made a loaf of superb bread, courtesy Michel Roux
Click here to read about this and get the recipe
Some doorsteps with a little butter
A little mint jelly,
Sliced lamb and