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