Lamb with Easy Tzaziki

Happy Monday, everyone!

Weekends are always busier than I like them to be.  There are cars to be washed, hair to be cut, groceries to be bought, and TV to catch up on.  This Sunday I helped a friend move to a new apartment, which cut into my usual Sunday-Culinary-Experimentation time, but that just meant I needed to find a simpler recipe to try out.  Fortunately, Ina Garten to the rescue!  (If someone could please sketch an image of her with a cape, I’d absolutely put that in my kitchen).

In Make it Ahead, Ina has a recipe for Lamb with Easy Tzaziki that is simple, and ready in just over 30 minutes!  Just what I was looking for after a long day of (watching other people do most of the) moving.

Lamb is a very polarizing protein.  Personally, I love it, though I know for a lot of people it’s too rich and game-flavored.  But the nice thing about it is that you have to try really hard to overcook it, which means if you forget to set a timer, chances are you’ll still have a delicious piece of meat.

First you whirl together some garlic, rosemary, oregano, and olive oil.

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Then you spread it on the lamb, and put it in the oven at a high heat and forget to take a picture of it for your blog.

While you’re waiting, you work on the tzaziki, which is much easier than you think. You put the following in a bowl: grated cucumber, greek yogurt, garlic, dill, sour cream, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper.

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A quick mix and:

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It looks great, right?  Cool and refreshing.  Except for the fact that I over-salted it.  Whoops!  Still delicious though.

Okay, the lamb is done!

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How dreamy is that? It was perfectly done too. All that’s left is to roast some vegetables and put it on a plate:

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The combination of the herby lamb and fresh tzaziki is divine, and it’s hard to believe all that flavor is created in such a short amount of time.  It was so quick I had time to make a cocktail while I was waiting for the lamb to finish, and really, isn’t that the most important thing?

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