Great lunch

Took the chicken/veg soup and veg broth, heated and we (me and my two girls 4/7 yrs old) devoured half of it with hot buttered toast. I then blitzed other half and it tasted even better!!!!!


Happy Easter Hamper

Happy Easter folks!! I received a lovely gift from TESCO- an Easter Hamper. It contained fresh chicken soup, fresh vegetable broth, wheaten, bottle red wine, 1.2 kg lamb leg with bone (£14), rosemary, mint jelly, garlic, spuds, carrots, parsnips, cabbage and trifle!!

I’m not a huge fan of roast lamb so I decided to remove all the meat from the bone (800g) and diced this and marinaded overnight in my tandoori masala. The bones I’m going to use to make an on the bone lamb masala. 

I cooked the lamb tikka in a preheated oven (200C) for 30 minutes. Whilst this was cooking I heated 2 tablespoons of oil, added 2 diced red onions and browned. Meanwhile I made my wet masala using garlic,ginger,onion, dry spices(turmeric, Garam masala, salt, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves). This I added to the onions and browned. I then puréed fresh spinach and coriander and added to pot, then a small carton of tomato pasata and simmered. Once the lamb was cooked I added meat and sauce to pan and voila Lamb Tikka Saag.

As you can see in the pictures a great hamper, the lamb was succulent and juicy, very little fat and the 4 colours of the sauces gradually darkened to give that rich dark brown colour. Guess what……it tastes fabulous!!!