In what was almost certainly my last Cookery Project meal in 2018, I roasted a leg of lamb for the holidays. I got my recipe for Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary from Epicurious.
I’ve cooked lamb before, but I’d forgotten about the high ratio of fat and gristle to meat in a leg of lamb. When the GMO food people get around to breeding a fat-free lamb, I’ll be first in line at Safeway.
With some memorable exceptions, lamb has often seemed a bit bland to me, so for a side dish, I went with a FoodNetwork recipe for a colourful Black Bean Salad to liven things up. It turned out that the side was tastier and more interesting than the main. Not a result I was looking for.
Still, it was satisfying. Just not the high note with which I wanted to end 2018.
★ Disaster. Inedible. Poisoned the cat.
★★ OK, but once is enough.
★★★ Mixed results. Something went wrong, but might try this again.
★★★★ Good, but lacks that special something.
★★★★★ Excellent. Goes into my “This is a winner” file.
Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2017 Lamb Ad Campaign
Some Hindus, some Anglicans, and some vegetarians complained about the ad, but for whatever reason, there were no reports of protests from the Scientologists about L. Ron Hubbard’s presence at this Feast for the Gods.