That was my only request for this weekends "Get your knickers off" meal by G. If you haven't heard where the GYKO came from, have a look over here.
We'd celebrated a little too well at the Australian and New Zealand ball on Thursday night. Friday we were out again at a 50th birthday party which involved a 1.00am finish and a few glasses of champagne. Consequently, I woke up on Saturday morning feeling like I needed to be kind to my body. It needed lots of water and vegetables.
G originally began with something from Gourmet traveler, but it involved lamb being dusted in flour, and there were anchovies with broccoli. I wasn't sure if it was GYKO material. And then he found this!
Jamie's Spring Lamb Vegetable Platter, mint sauce and chianti gravy. It's from Jamie's 30 minute meals (if you have a sous chef) I added the bracket to the title myself. The flavours in this meal are amazing. It was exactly what I needed. We invited a couple of friends over and they agreed. I haven't asked my girlfriend if she got her knickers off, her husband didn't cook the meal, but he was definitely giving it his best shot when they left our house.
I'll put all of the ingredients below with a link to the recipe. The process was stunning to watch. The house smelt fabulous. After the lamb had been seared in the frying pan it was coated with rosemary, garlic, dijon mustard and white wine vinegar.
The tomatoes were then placed on top of the lamb in the roasting tray and baked. Those tomatoes were delicious. DELICIOUS!
The vegetables stole the show. They were done in a chicken stock and there was a hint of lemon and mint. They were added to pan at the end. Here's how it came to the table.
Once again, my photography has let us down, but this meal is a winner. G thought maybe the lamb was a bit chewy so maybe that's one thing to watch out for. The mint sauce that came with it was perfect. It was definitely GYKO worthy.
To everyone who has sent me notes regarding G's risotto, thank you, see I told you it was THAT good! And to the husband in Doha who made G's risotto for the first meal he's ever cooked for his wife - I hope it worked a treat ;-)
Here's the ingredients:
• 1 x 8-bone rack of lamb, fat removed
• 1 x 2-piece pack of lambneck fillet
• 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• white wine vinegar
• 300g cherry tomatoes on the vine
• 4 rashers of smoked bacon
• 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
• 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour
• ½ a glass of red wine
• 500g baby new potatoes
• 250g baby carrots
• stalks from a bunch of fresh mint
• 1 organic chicken stock cube
• 200g fine beans
• 200g runner beans
• ½ a Savoy cabbage
• 200g frozen peas
• a knob of butter
• ½ a lemon
• leaves from a bunch of fresh mint
• 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
• 1 tablespoon golden caster sugar
• olive oil
• extra virgin olive oil
• sea salt & black pepper
Here's a link to the recipe
And here's Jamie's 30 minute meals (without the sous chef)