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Provencal Roast Lamb

Provencal Roast Leg of Lamb

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

In theory it’s nearly Spring and time for new season’s lamb. There aren’t many things nicer than a roast leg of lamb. This week we’ve got 2 easy sauces to go with your lamb or kid. Both include plenty of garlic. Provencal Roast Leg of Lamb

Ingredients and Method: Lightly rub olive oil over the lamb […]

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Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend in our Kitchen Shop Frances and I made fresh pasta. I find it a very relaxing thing to do and the result is always so good. Probably the hardest thing is to remember to take the pasta machine out of the cupboard and use it. I had some left over slow cooked lamb […]

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Lamb shanks

Lamb Shanks with White Bean & Chorizo

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This recipe came about one Sunday afternoon last year on a cold winter’s day having arrived home from a day at our market. We felt like something filling and warming for dinner. I just made it up from produce I’d bought from our stallholders during the weekend – lamb shanks from Jamie, chorizo from Salash, […]

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Lamb Kidneys with Mushroom and Risotto

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I know some of you are going to say ‘yuck’ at the thought of eating kidneys but I these are delicate and delicious. Ingredients and Method (quantities for 2) Allow 3 kidneys per person. Firstly prepare the kidneys by cutting them in half lengthwise. From each half cut out the grisly bit that’s in the […]

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Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Jamie’s Te Kainga lamb is great for this recipe. It’s easy and quick meal. It can be served with any selection of vegetables and/or a salad. Last night I served it with 2 vegetables I don’t usually cook – roasted yams and pan-fried caramelised brussel sprouts. Until our Sydney visit I didn’t like brussel sprouts. […]

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Slow Cooked BBQ Leg of Wild Goat

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’m sure many of you will think I’m crazy suggesting ‘goat’ but I can assure you it’s delicious. Mike and I first ate goat in the eighties in a small restaurant in Barcelona that’s a favourite of King Carlos. We returned with Frances 2 years ago and had the goat again. Still fantastic!! Goat meat […]

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Osso Bucco with Wild Goat

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend Deirdre of Wild Game tempted us with her wild goat osso bucco pieces. Although we’re in the middle of summer and usually BBQ every night we decided to slowly cook it but in a lighter sauce than I might in the winter.  It was very tender and light – a bit like very […]

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Duck in Red Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week for our family dinner on my mother’s birthday I decided to cook duck. That’s pretty usual for a family celebration but this time I tried a new recipe from a book, published in 1982, on the cooking of south west France that I bought a few weeks ago. The recipe is very easy […]

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Smokey BBQ Roasted Chicken

Smokey BBQ Roasted Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a very casually put together BBQ. The combination of plenty of fresh herbs, pohutukawa leaves and lots of garlic and herb butter ensure a very moist, flavoursome bird. Cook two at once and have one cold for lunch the next day. Ingredients (serves 4): 1 whole chicken 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic 3 […]

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille with Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This recipe is about the ratatouille which we’ve served with grilled chicken. It’s such a versatile vegetable dish that is great with a variety of meats, chicken or firm fleshed fish or is just as good served warm or at room temperature with a green salad and rustic bread. It’s important to use the freshest […]

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