Mother’s Day is one of the loveliest days of the year. Of course, you are supposed to show love to your mother every other day of the year, but on this day, you need to do something special! One great way is to take the time to cook her a special meal and here’s one fabulous recipe your mum (and the rest of the family) will enjoy. We will also tell you the best place to order the meat from to really show you mum that you have gone and taken the extra time and love to create her a mouth-watering Mother’s day meal with meat fit for a 5* restaurant.
The dish we are going to look at is roast lamb and crushed potatoes; a classic for this time of year.
What are the Ingredients you need?
To cook this meal (for up to 7 people) you need the following:
2kg lamb leg
2 glugs of olive oil
Ground black pepper (must be fresh)
A handful of garlic cloves
A handful of stoned Kalamata olives
10 Anya potatoes
1 handful of cherry tomatoes
You can buy the ingredients from any supermarket but the best place to buy a large leg of lamb is from a top quality online butcher such as Tom Hixson they still have some great deals to order right now and still be in time for Sunday and cook this amazing meal. The difference in the taste of the meat can be really significant and you can be rest assured that the meat will be freshly delivered to your front door.
What is the procedure?
The first step you need to take is to preheat the oven to 190°C. Boil the potatoes until they are tender and squeeze the tomatoes until there are no more pips. Put a large frying pan on a high heat and add a lug of olive oil. Put the lamb in the olive oil and sear until it is golden. The next step is to crush the drained potatoes in the frying pan. You can do this using a masher. Fry the mix for a couple of minutes over low to medium heat. Stir the tomatoes and olives into the potatoes and add some seasoning, the garlic cloves and the rosemary sprigs. Sprinkle some olive oil and place the mix in a roasting tin. Place the lamb on top of the potatoes and cook. The lamb will take between 20 and 30 minutes to cook, but if you don’t want any pink in the middle, give a further 5 to 10 minutes.
When your lamb is cooked to your taste, you can slice it into smaller chops and serve with crispy potatoes and some Salsa Verde, or an extra sprinkling of olive oil.
This meal is not just delicious but also nutritious. One serving contains, 40% protein, 28% saturates, 26% fat, 2% sugar and 9% carbs. It provides 17% of the daily calorie needs of an average adult. How’s that for some stats to impress your mum as she tucks in?
Mum will love it! ❤