Monday, December 27, 2004


Roasted Lamb with Winter Savory

Hello everyone! I had an absolutely lovely Christmas; spending the morning with my family, visiting our friends and trying lots and lots of cookies, and then in the evening my dear friend Andrew made a goose with chestnuts and prunes. Fan-tastic. It was a meal for the ages. Now I am off to Chile and Argentina, (what a little jet-setter I have become!) and won’t be posting for some time. (The 12th at the earliest.) I am very excited to spend New Years Eve in South America because it will be so warm! What fun. When I get back I will, of course, post some of the new recipes I have tried, but in the mean time, try this and as always, ENJOY. OH, and Happy 2005!

2 racks of lamb, frenched

1 cup sun dried tomatoes, oil packed (you could use fresh tomatoes, but in the winter, I avoid them)
10 cloves of garlic
½ cup dry white wine

1 large bunch winter savory or other assorted mixed herbs
1 bunch fresh mint
salt and pepper

a pinch of sugar
¼ cup champagne vinegar
¼ cup best quality olive oil

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

Make a cross hatch pattern on the fat side of the lamb, cutting through the fat, but not the flesh.
Season the lamb with salt and pepper, then brown a large pan over medium high heat.
In a large roasting pan, toss the tomatoes and garlic and half the savory with some salt and pepper.
Place the lamb on top of the vegtables, add the wine and put in the oven, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a blender puree the remaining winter savory and mint with the sugar, some salt and pepper and the vinegar together with the olive oil to make a sauce.

Serves four

“Inside the prison nicknamed Camp Cupcake, media mogul Martha Stewart
is exploring new dishes in microwave cooking -- first it was flan, now it's
Vietnamese food, according to insiders. It's clear Stewart isn't feeling merry
spending Christmas in the slammer, but she does have newfound reason
to celebrate as the year draws to a close -- shares of Martha Stewart Living
Omnimedia are up roughly 150% this year as the home decorating diva stands
to become a prison folk hero in Johnny Cash-like style.” -Variety.

Interersting information on Champagne for your holiday reading pleasure

What is Winter Savory?


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Thanks for the Martha Stewart update!

Chila and Argentina? What's wrong with Uruguay, other than the name?

Please write (email, of course) when you get back.
I made this and it was amazing! We added some carrots to the roasting pan -- their sweetness balanced out the sundried tomatoes sourness perfectly. Thank you!
Anon - So glad you liked it!
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