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Monday, April 05, 2010

Easter Dinner 2010




Saturday, I spent the better part of an hour, deboning a leg of lamb... This is work! I took a 7-1/2lb. leg of lamb, and turned it into four fat free lamb steaks, which I marinated in olive oil, red wine vinegar, chopped garlic, coarse ground salt and black pepper, rosemary, and thyme for 20hrs., refrigerated.. This was grilled over charcoal- which is my favorite way to have lamb!
I made a sour cream and chives scalloped potato dish, that disappeared completely, along with some excellent asparagus, cooked to crunchy done, that also got gone! Crescent rolls- gone..
The cheesecake was a hit, with caramel sauce..quite rich- two people ate it plain and loved it..
Leftover lamb will be a genuine Irish lamb stew Wednesday, as I simmered the leg bone into a tasty broth...Hopefully, there will be a few sales on today for ham, lamb, and turkey!

37 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I probably would have drank the caramel stuff. I like things ridiculously rich!

tamilyn said...

You had me caramel sauce. I'm with BD-I would probaly drink it! Sounds like a super meal.

buffalodick said...

BlondeD-I love caramel anything too!
Tam- A good traditional Spring feast!

doggybloggy said...

mmmmm I can almost smell the grilled lamb - what a great meal!

Heff said...

Every once and awhile, IT'S NICE TO HAVE A SHOT OF LEG.

buffalodick said...

DogB- Came out medium- good but not as rare as I would have liked..
Heff- Bitch to debone, and trim! Worth it? Barely!

Barbara said...

Fabulous Easter dinner, BD! Wish I could have had some of your marinated lamb!
Our rack turned out well, but I wasn't thrilled with the mustard/rosemary topping I tried this time. Will stick with my herb topping the next time. And a potato fennel gratin was a big hit. And some cheese biscuits I had never made before. Then I tried Inn Cuisine's carrot cake muffins. They were moist and delicious. Will make them again. Do you believe I took NO PHOTOS??

Leftovers went home with a son...

Brian Miller said...

mmm...the lamb and lamb stew sound really good...had ham at moms...and a potato caserole that was amazing! but she could not remember what she put in it...lol.

buffalodick said...

Barb- Your meal sounded great! No photos? I may forgive you- someday... :)

Just telling it like it is said...

I had Lamb for the first time on Saturday and I liked it...I was suprised

carma said...

I'll bet those scalloped potatoes were a hit. One of these days I need to make some, but would require me to do advance cooking planning ;-)

buffalodick said...

Darngirl- Most people must try it done properly- they usually love it!
carma- Make normal scalloped in white sauce, add sour cream, top with fresh chives 20 min. before done.. flavor is distinctive in a good way!

MarmiteToasty said...

Dan that all looks so good, lamb is my most favourite of all meats....

x

Marjie said...

Yeah, I cheated and got mine de-boned by the butcher. It was wonderful!

buffalodick said...

Marmy- I love it too!
Marjie- You did good... I'm a cheapskate and a bullhead- bad combo!

buffalodick said...

Brian- I love ham in sandwiches.. looking for deals today!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I have only made one leg of lamb and that was roasted. If I ever grill one, I will use the charcoal instead of the gas Weber upon your recommendation. I should run out and see if there are sales on lamb! Thanks BD

Martha said...

Sounds wonderful! I've never made leg of lamb. I'd love to know the secret to the non-cracking cheesecake too!

The Good Cook said...

Lamb is one of my favorite meats - especially at Easter time and over REAL charcoal - oh, you are making my mouth water. I have a rack of lamb in the fridge that I'm making tomorrow night (long story, but it was supposed to be our Easter dinner).. think I'm going to have to break out the charcoal grill!

Vickie said...

I LOVE rare lamb on the grill - but I'm the only one in the house that will eat it. I buy small portions to get my fix. Nice dinner, BD!

A Year on the Grill said...

lamb for Easter was always a tradition around our house

buffalodick said...

Highlander- I have a nice gas grill, but nothing compares to charcoal or hardwood for cooking outdoors! Especially lamb!
Martha- E-mail me, and it's yours!
GoodCook- You will not be sorry!
Vick- I like rare, but I went a little past that this Easter..still good, with Lamb stew coming!
Griller- I love it, but not all around me share this!

blueviolet said...

I've only had lamb once in my life. It was really overcooked and dry how they made it but fortunately I like my meat that way!

Chris said...

One heck of an Easter meal, BD. I've never boned a lamb shank before. I bet it was a pain but worth it.

Chef E said...

Yummy meal Buff! I bet you are a pro at deboning, something I dread to do!

I love the smell of the grill, just throw me on it and I would be happy!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Deboning a leg of lamb is something I'll probably never do. That cheesecake looks awesome tho...

I have an award for you. I don't know if you want it but you've been a good bloggy friend to me.
:)

buffalodick said...

BlueV- Everybody is different when it comes to doneness..
Chris- ONce a year is plenty for that job! Chops are easier!
Chef- If the bone was straight, it would be easier.. but it takes a right turn at the joint, and can be hard to follow!
Momster- Thanks for award... you may have noticed I don't post them- I like the newer bloggers to get them for encouragement!

G-Man said...

It's sad that Americans know so little about Lamb.
I Love It!
Your's sounded Grand!

buffalodick said...

G-man- Good flavor, hoping for med. rare- got medium...Irish lamb stew coming soon!

John McElveen said...

Dang,

and I spent money and had ribs at O'Charley's and come and see this!!!!

Green with envy and desiring Cheesecake!

Thanks a lot!
LOL

John

buffalodick said...

John- Been to O'Charleys once...Applebee wannabe..

Gloria said...

OMG All look specially delicious dear Buffalo. always the same, Im hungry!!!Was a great meal as always I know! LOL gloria

Gloria said...

What are you going to eat tonight dear?? hugss gloria

Ily said...

That dessert looks fantastic...the way the light shines on it, it's a piece of edible artwork!

PS - I'd love to make aspargus JUST RIGHT. It never comes out good for me, no matter what advice I'm given. :(

buffalodick said...

Gloria- A pizza- from scratch!
Ily- Steam it for five minutes- no fail!

John McElveen said...

BD-- absolutely--it's back to Fatz, a chain here) or Appleby's for moi!

Better yet--getting new grill and doing my OWN steaks and ribs...been wanting to for years, and now finally have the energy to go after it!!

Almost wanting to go back to Charcoal for a few seasons!

J

Ji said...

what treats,
yummy at sight.
have fun showing you talent!


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