Easter slow roasted lamb and Gratin

A couple of weeks ago, I started thinking about Easter and that I could cook (or Mike cook I should stay!) So, knowing that lamb is regarded as an essential to have in France at Easter, I asked Charley for some easy suggestions from her Parisian father. Four possibilities came back. I decided that a gratin […]

Posted on: 12th Apr, 2019by frenchie Read more

Slow-cooked Lamb Shanks

As well as my weekend visit to Arek’s fruit and vege stand another must-stop is Karapiro Meats for free-range beef, lamb, pork and/or chicken. I can never decide what to choose and, although winter has now passed, I bought amongst other things last weekend, lamb shanks. So, I made something which was slow-cooked but very […]

Posted on: 4th Oct, 2018by frenchie Read more

Ribs, Rugby & Red Wine

Last weekend we were lucky enough to have Emma and Jeremy visiting from PNG. On Saturday I bought lamb ribs from Karapiro Meats as Jeremy, in particular, loves ribs and is a huge rugby fan. So, Emma decided we should have a meal together and watch the rugby at the same time. So, we called […]

Posted on: 20th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more

Lamb with Fresh Herb Crust

Ingredients Lamb cutlets or a cut you choose 1 small red onion, peeled and roughly chopped or 2-3 shallots Fresh rosemary leaves stripped off a stalk of rosemary Fresh parsley including stalks, roughly chopped Fresh oregano leaves stripped off the stalks 3-4 fresh sage leaves 1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped Bunch of […]

Posted on: 17th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more

Slowcooked Lamb Shanks with Cannellini Beans

Last weekend I decided to buy lamb shanks from Karapiro Meats to slowly cook with plenty of vegetables from Areks stand and from Kylie of Fresh Gardens. This is all quiet easy (as usual) but make sure you add the tinned anchovies as they definitely add a special depth of flavour which makes this dish different.   Ingredients 4 […]

Posted on: 23rd Aug, 2018by frenchie Read more

Slow Cooked Moroccan Lamb

Last weekend, thinking of my week ahead, I decided I’d like to cook something slowly and included many ingredients from market stallholders so I didn’t have to ask people to go shopping for me as it’s still not easy for me to go to the shops. So I went with a small leg of lamb […]

Posted on: 3rd Aug, 2018by frenchie Read more

Slow Roasted Lamb

While I’m recovering still I’ve found I have to simplify food/recipes as Mike’s my assistant and if I make things too complicated it gets too difficult. So following is a slow roasted piece of lamb we both found easy and thoroughly enjoyed eating. There was too much for the two of us so I had some […]

Posted on: 22nd Jun, 2018by frenchie Read more

Slow cooked Lamb Sliders with balsamic onions

I came up with this recipe last weekend and have since wondered if it was suitable since its Mothers Day this weekend. My girls said ‘of course’ and reminded me it is a fun take on a Sunday roast. You can choose whether you treat it as a slow cooked roast or turn it into […]

Posted on: 11th May, 2018by frenchie Read more

Braised Lamb Shanks

Last weekend we ended up with several lamb shanks we brought from our stallholder Karapiro Meats. The Shanks were really meaty so one large one each was enough for us. We had been tempted to have lamb again after our enjoyment of the 7 hour lamb which I gave as a recipe a couple of […]

Posted on: 20th Apr, 2018by frenchie Read more

Lamb Casserole

It’s definitely the weather for warm comforting food!! For the second weekend in a row I bought lamb from Karapiro Prime. The first time it was lamb shoulder chops and last weekend lamb neck chops. Both cuts are great for slow cooked dishes like this. I included plenty of vegetables so there’s no need for […]

Posted on: 13th Jul, 2017by frenchie Read more