I am feeling more than a little delicate today after another successful gathering of the Rio Dulce Literary and Lamb Society!
If you haven't read the book 'Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' rush out and do so. It's an excellent book and we have unashamedly hijacked the sentiment of its title as an excuse for our regular lamb roast evenings here on the dock!
Last night we were fortunate to have acquired an Australian leg of lamb to form the basis of our meal, until now we have only acquired lamb from New Zealand... Well it was a triumph, definitely the far superior sheep. Our thanks to member Woolly for identifying the source and member Pud for acquiring said joint.
This superb example of an Antipodean sheep was much larger than its NZ counterpart, weighing in at a goodly 7lbs it has a little more fat than its rival. Imparting, in our humble opinions, a fuller flavour... I must admit to being concerned during cooking that 'Pud' may have been sold a pup in the shape of a piece of old mutton but I should have known better... He may be a late convert to the RDL&LS but he is certainly making up for lost time with enthusiasm!
Prepared with garlic, honey, ginger and thyme the considered opinion of the tasting panel was that this was indeed a 'three baa' lamb.