One of our favourite Sunday roasts is succulent roast lamb, its by far one of the tastiest meats in our opinion, however we are guilty of only ever cooking lamb for Sunday lunch and other than the trusty mint sauce we have never tried lamb any other way!
Recently I was introduced to an EU campaign called ‘Lamb. Tasty Easy Fun’ which is hoping to increase the use of lamb in family meals and to quash the thoughts of it being expensive and as part of that I have been challenged to check out their easy and tasty recipes and to pick one to recreate at home.
Now anyone that knows me personally will know that having some inspiration in the kitchen is my biggest issue so having a range of recipes to pick from is good news for me!
From the easy lamb recipes I chose to cook the Lamb And Chorizo Casserole which was going to use lamb neck fillet or boneless shoulder but our store had run out so we used lamb leg, which only goes to show the versatility of cuts with lamb means you can adapt recipes depending upon preference and price!
This particular recipes was chosen as it contains all of my favourites with lamb, chorizo, garlic and sweet paprika to name just a few but also for me the fact its super simple and all the prep can be done in less than half an hour and the cooking time although needs 1 1/2 hours it really does need nothing doing to it so you can leave it to cook on its own.
For those folks with slow cookers this also maybe a good recipe to use for that!
If like me you don’t own one I stick with the cooking method from the original recipe and browned off the chorizo pieces, removed them and used the juices to brown off the lamb cubes.
Then its was a case of pretty much adding in all the herbs and seasonings along with the white wine vinegar, white wine and croutons and then blitzing (although the recipe says food processor we don’t own one of this either so I used a hand blender)
I added some lamb stock to the paste to loosen it up and then added the extra stock to the pan, along with the lamb, chorizo and paste, mixed and then simmered for 1 1/2 hours … super simple!
What we really loved with this recipe is the fact that we could add in more water if we wanted to thin the constancy up, along with being able to add in extras.
We love nothing more than adding in vegetables to meals where we can and this one next time round will be containing, peas, peppers and green beans! (obviously you don’t have to add anything but it could be an option)
Thank you Lamb. Tasty Easy Fun for making challenging us to use lamb in a different way.
Next time we are going to try lamb meatballs or should I say hubs is going to give them a whirl this Mother’s Day!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post