We love Lamb in our household. Either NZ (where I was born) our Aussie (where I mainly grew up) is great for us. Lamb is a great source of easily digestable high-quality protein that provide all the essential amino acids. Lamb is also high in Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B12 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
Serve your Lamb with delicious roasted vegetables and you have a nutritious meal for your family. We also love using the bones to make our bone broth soup.
Rack of Lamb
Squash (whole piece)
Can also add Carrots if you wish.
1. We allowed our frozen rack of lamb to thaw overnight in the fridge
2. Once thawed I allowed the lamb to get to room temperature and then scored the fatty part of the lamb. This is done by cutting 1 cm parallel cuts along the fatty section of the lamb as shown.
3. Rub in some salt to the now scored lamb fat
4. Place your lamb fat down onto a pre-heated fry pan (at 7 out of 10). Allow to cook well for 5 to 10 minutes until the fatty part has become crisp.
5. Place the lamb onto your oven tray and place your rough cut squash (that has been steamed previously for 20 minutes) and whole garlic.
6. Other vegetables that you can roast include onions, carrots and sweet potatoes. Steam your carrots and sweet potatoes but your onion (like your garlic) can be baked in the oven from their raw state.
7. Once your vegetables and lamb are on your oven tray drain the lamb fat from your fry pan over the vegetables. Then sprinkle salt and pepper over them before putting all into your pre-heated oven (350 degrees). Add extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil if you want additional healthy saturated fat with your vegetables.
8. Allow to cook for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours. Turn your veggies over at the half way mark so as to absorb the good fats that your body and mind need. Just check your lamb to ensure it is not overcooked.
9. Once cooked, pull out of the oven and serve to your family and friends. Delicious.
1. Lamb is an easily digestable source of high-quality protein providing you with all the essential amino acids.
2. Lamb is rich in iron. Iron is necessary in transporting oxygen through the bloodstream and is also a key element in brain development and efficient metabolism.
3. Lamb is rich in zinc, an antioxidant needed for immume function, wound healing, healthy teeth and bones, as well as enzyme activity.
4. Vitamin B12 is important for humans and only found in animal meat. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in maintaining brain function and DNA synthesis.
5. Omega-3 fatty Acids play a vital role in a healthy brain and eye function.
Wines to Pair with Lamb
A great piece of Lamb goes wonderfully well with Australian red wine. Visit your local Wine Depot store and ask their knowledgeable staff for their pairing suggestion to match your budget.
I recommend a nice Clare Valley Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz (highly awarded by Robert Parker) or any of the quality reds from Petaluma or St.Hallet.
Wine Depot has branches in Makati, Alabang, Greenhills and SM Aura. You can emial them at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit them here.