dinner for two
As a child I couldn’t eat lamb. It was my worse nightmare, and I would rather starve for the day than even consider tasting it. All mother’s efforts aimed to convince me of how tasty the lamb is were completely useless. But it is funny how things change. And how as you grow up you begin to appreciate the finer things in life. I first cooked lamb only two years ago, as part of my practice during Culinary Arts studies. Then, I had to cook it in the restaurant. About 30-35 portions of lamb rump – just for the lunch service. Now for someone who doesn’t appreciate lamb, that’s a struggle. But eventually I came to appreciate it, and I started to cook it at home too. Now I *adore* lamb. Especially the rack of lamb, which I believe is the ultimate treat.
The rack of lamb is one of those cuts that require minimal cooking. The meat is extremely tender, so it only needs a couple of minutes in a hot pan, then about 10-15 minutes in the oven (depending on size). What I love about this dish is that it can be prepared in about 30 minutes and doesn’t require too much planning. It makes a great dinner for two and it is under 500 kcalories. And if you’re looking for a dessert, try my lemon and marigold tart: it is sharp and zingy and perfect for the summer.