April 21, 2004

spring is here!

Roasted a lamb leg tonight, with all the trimmings: mint sauce (New Zealand style, made only of mint, cider vinegar, sugar, water and salt), yukon golds roasted in goose fat, asparagus, and rhubarb frozen yogurt cake. And champagne cosmopolitan cocktails, left over from littlelee's family easter dinner. (Tasty, as were the pear-nectar and champagne cocktails.)

Firstly, GOOSE FAT. Damn. Makes those taters perfectly brown and very crunchy. Do it the british way. I got my can o' fatty goodness in London, and I must find a source here.

Lamb was excellent, nice flavor, very moist, and littlelee & spleen are turned on to the NZ mint sauce. And the rhubarb frozen yogurt is what finally pushed me over the edge and caused me to buy an ice cream maker. I couldn't stand reading another amazing recipe that I couldn't make because I didn't have the damn gizmo. Thirty bucks on Amazon for a refurbed Cuisinart machine, and I couldn't be happier.

It was a nice simple dinner, absolutely delicious, and oozing spring from start to finish. Thank god winter's over.

Posted by foodnerd at April 21, 2004 12:34 AM
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