“Liebe geht durch den Magen” A German saying that in English translates to; “The way to the Heart is through the Stomach”
Happy New Month Everyone!
Strange how time passes-by quickly! It seems like only yesterday we celebrated Valentines Day and today it’s already the 5th of March!
The whole of last week, I was down with a very bad cold (am better now though otherwise I wouldn’t be typing this) and since I could not do much, rather than lay in bed with an XXXL pack of Kleenex, hot-water-bottle and a flask of lemon-ginger-honey-tea to sooth the flu, my fiancé was such a big help. He went shopping, did the vacuum, fixed us quick dinners and…. even prepared me a detoxifying bubble bath with lavender and tea tree essential oils.
For 5 days, I was like a stranger in my kitchen. Instead of my usual duty of shuffling in the kitchen with my “kiss the Cook” Apron, tightly around my waist, preparing meals and trying out new Recipes, I was the one being fed. This made me feel uncomfortable at first, but I tell you, after a couple of days, I first; Began to enjoy being the first sitting on the other side of the table with an empty plate while waiting for dinner and secondly, Food is not only about serving others but also allowing yourself be served, especially when you need it.
I honestly can’t recall the last time I had such a bad flu, but it just happened to have come just at the right time!
On Friday, I was feeling much better so I went out shopping. Just as I was passing-by the Butcher, this little packs of Lamb Racks caught my eye for they looked so pretty harmless and tasty too- of course when cooked! So in a whim, I bought some.
It’s been ages since we had Lamb Racks! But all I know is that, it’s very easy to prepare and takes no time at all.
As I wanted to show my appreciation and say thank you to my Fiancé for being such a big help, I ended up naming this post dating my Fiancé.
Here is what you’ll need for 2
2 Racks of Lam
5 cloves of garlic
1-2 inches of ginger (optional) it’s more for a nice aroma
5 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of Lamb mixed spices (optional) I happened to have some
A bunch of fresh thyme of rosemary
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Trim any exes fat from the racks
Generously, Season with salt and pepper ahead of time
In a marinating dish, add olive oil, garlic, ginger, Lamb spices and thyme or rosemary
Mix these ingredients together, and then add seasoned lamb racks
With your Hands, mix Lamb Racks with the marinade and set it aside for at least 2 hours at a room temperature
While this 2 babes were marinating, we decided to go to the cinema to watch Samba. I must say Omar Sy is my favourite actor of the year!
Heat 2 tablespoon of Olive oil on a cast iron skillet at high heat
Sear Lamb for about 2-4 minutes on each side, until browned all over (This creates a deep rich flavour on the Meat along with a brown colour)
Preheat oven to 220°c
Transfer the Lamb to a Roasting pan
Roast for about 8-10 minutes for (Medium) and 10-12 Minutes for well done
Let the Lamb rest for 5 minutes before serving
I served mine with thyme, paprika + sea salt French fries and a green salad as a side dish
Indulge in, woo that special someone all over again and Enjoy the ride!