Monday, April 25, 2011

Lamb of God

Have you ever wondered why we eat lamb during Easter Sunday? If you are a regular at mass you will recall hearing  "Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world." The Christians often refer to Jesus as The Lamb of God, the lamb that fell to save the sheep, so it seems appropriate that we celebrate Easter with this special meal.

This year I cooked my first leg of lamb (no joke- I had never done it before) and I have to say it was delicious. I adapted a recipe from The Flavor Lab  and it was the most amazing lamb ever! Scroll down for this succulent Easter meal.

For Crust:
1 slice of bread
2 TBS Oregano
1 bunch of fresh parsley
3 TBS Dijon mustard
50g Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup walnuts
3 TBS olive oil
2 TBS minced garlic

1. Blend all these ingredients in a food processor untill it looks like crumbs.

Lamb Ingredients:

Crust recipe above
1/2 cup white wine
salt and pepper
1 leg of lamb

1. Place the leg of lamb in a deep cooking dish. Cook the sides of the lamb to seal it, just a few minutes.
2. Rub the crust all over the lamb and leave it in the fridge (lid closed or wrapped in plastic) for 2 days.
3. When ready to cook the lamb, pour the white wine in the dish and bake in the oven with the lid on top at 220F until the meat is cooked and no longer red, you want the eat to be slightly pink. (1.5-2 hours).

Enjoy with some Israeli couscous for a final Mediterranean touch.

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