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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Rosemary Crusted Lamb with Parsnip Fries




How about pairing succulent lamb with a rosemary, lemon and almond crust and serving it with delicious thinly cut ‘shoestring’ parsnip fries.
Sound tasty? Want to know more? Then please read on ...

Ingredients
Serves Two
Medium handful of fresh rosemary
1 garlic clove
½ lemon
4 tbsp. ground almonds
1½ tbsp. oil
400g parsnips
2 x 150g lamb leg steaks
180g cherry tomatoes
2 tsp Dijon mustard

40g mixed salad leaves 

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.
2. To make the rosemary crust, finely chop the rosemary (removing the stalks) and the garlic. Zest the half lemon. In a bowl, mix the ground almonds with the rosemary, garlic, lemon zest and ½ tbsp. of the olive oil. Season with sea salt and black pepper and set aside.
3. Peel and cut the parsnips into very thin ‘shoestring’ fries, 5mm thick. Place these in a bowl with a pinch of sea salt and ¼ tbsp. olive oil, toss to coat and spread out on a baking tray. Place in the oven for 15-20 mins, turning halfway through, until golden and turning crispy.
4. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan with ½ tbsp. oil on a medium-high heat and fry the lamb steaks for 2-3 mins on each side until browned. Place on a baking tray and spoon over the rosemary crust. Place in the oven for 7-10 mins until cooked.

To make the salad; cut the cherry tomatoes in half. In a bowl, mix ¼ tbsp. olive oil with the mustard and the juice from the half lemon. Add the cherry tomatoes and the mixed salad leaves and stir to combine.

Serve the rosemary crusted lamb on two warm plates, alongside the parsnip shoestring fries and the cherry tomato salad.

Original recipe can be seen here and here 

Lamb makes a tasty dish, it can be a little expensive, so do keep your eye open for any special deals your supermarket or Farmer's Market may have - I know I do!

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All the best Jan

27 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

I can't afford lamb these days, but will try those parsnip fries. Valerie

Susan Kane said...

This is a different take on traditional lamb dishes. I love it.

William Kendall said...

It sounds good.

Cynthia said...

This looks SO good. Must try it.

Jordi López Pérez said...

Buena receta. Tiene muy buena pinta y parece facil de hacer.
Un abarzo.

Tom said...

...the parsnip fries look good.

mxtodis123 said...

Yummy. Too bad lamb has gotten so expensive. It's been years since I had some.

Sandra said...

Oh, Jan. Those fries sound delicious.

Christine said...

The fries look so good, as does the lamb.

happyone said...

Sure looks good. Rosemary is a spice that like and use.

DeniseinVA said...

This looks wonderful Jan, I'm adding this to my list. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your week :)

aussie aNNie said...

Looks and sounds delish.xx

dellgirl said...

What a delicious post, that looks so yummy. I'm glad I already ate because this is making my mouth water. Thanks for sharing it.Have a great week!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This crust sounds tasty!

Chris Lally said...

A keeper, Jan :) Thank you!

Margaret D said...

Love lamb and often buy it to use in various ways.
Not sure I could come at those parsnips :)

Iris Flavia said...

I kid you not: They had parsnips at our supermarket Monday and I stood there thinking, what can you do with them? Now I know (when I was home I´d all forgotten about it). Thank you! Not so sure about lamb, though. Isn´t this rather very strong in taste, I wonder.

mamasmercantile said...

I am loving the idea of the parsnip fries, they would work well with any dish.

CJ Kennedy said...

I love lamb and you had me at fries. Saving this one.

Stephanie said...

Mmmm... this looks simply wonderful, my friend! I have never had lamb, but this recipe has me wanting to try it :)

Enjoy the remainder of your week. Hugs!

Out on the prairie said...

Love this idea, never heard of parsnip fries but need to try them I love their earthy flavor.Nice coating for that lamb also,bet it wousd be good on pork also

Dewena said...

That's a beautiful plate of food! I've never cooked lamb myself, only tried it when others made it, usually for Easter. I use parsnips all the time in soups but would like to try this recipe for them!

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmm.......love lamb......yammie. 💕💕

Magic Love Crow said...

I honestly don't like lamb, but I would try this! LOL!

Lee said...

I must get myself some lamb chops next time I'm out doing my shopping. I meant to buy some of Monday, but changed my mind for some unknown reason!!

Kezzie said...

Mmmm... I really do like Lamb- it's so rare that I eat it! So tasty though, esp with this lovely-looking crust!

Phil Slade said...

Parsnips are a much neglected veg. Delicious in so many ways and inexpensive. Easy to prep and to cook for even the beginner.