Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Grilled Lamb & Speedy "Roast" Potatoes

lamb n potatoes
Sometimes there's nothing more comforting than good ol' meat n potatoes. Best of all, on days you want some comfort, you probably don't want to be stuck in the kitchen for too long. This meal is great because it can be prepared in 25 minutes.

I grilled the lamb fillets using a George Foreman grill, which was recommended to me by a friend, and I absolutely love it. It's quick and easy to use, with brilliant grilling results every time, and, most importantly, it is super easy to clean. I highly recommend it (and no, I'm in no way affiliated to that company)!

The trick to "roasting" potatoes quickly is to microwave them first and then place them under the top griller in the oven to brown. These take around 20 - 25 minutes to cook, and are crispy on the outside and soft and tender inside.

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Speedy "Roast" Potatoes
scrubbed new potatoes
light olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
rosemary (fresh is best)
  1. Wash the potatoes and put them in a microwave safe container. Add a little water.
  2. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes.
  3. Put the potatoes on an oven-proof dish. Coat with a little olive oil, dash of sea salt and black pepper, and some rosemary leaves.
  4. Grill the potatoes in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes, until browned. 
Tip: If you have a convection oven with a grill combo cooking option, you may wish to grill the potatoes with the microwave setting on low wattage.

Grilled Lamb
lamb fillets
rosemary leaves (fresh is best)
light olive oil
soya sauce
  1. Put the lamb fillets in a plastic bag and pour in a little olive oil and a dash of soya sauce. Add some rosemary leaves.
  2. Mix everything together by massaging the fillets a little in the liquid.
  3. Grill the fillets for 2 -3 minutes, until cooked to your liking.
Serve with potatoes and some heated through frozen peas (or other vegetable).

Tip: If you buy fresh rosemary but have extra leaves, remove the leaves from the stems and freeze the leaves in a small ziplock bag. Remove and use when needed. This is a great way to 'preserve' fresh herbs.



liang said...

just found out from wens that you have a blog!
well done!
very nice!
chubby hubby beware?:)
am so looking forward to eating your bento boxes in nov!
remember to upsize my box!!!
wens bought you some stuff from jap for your culinary use.

Claudia said...

hello! thanks so much! oops forgot to mention it... hahah...i don't think anyone need beware quite yet... :P
yes, i've already been told to upsize your box! but i think you may need to supplement food just in case...
and don't got too excited - i will have limited time so cannot make anything too complicated or fancy... :P

yes she told me - can't wait to see them! thanks so much! :)