This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen is a perfect one for this Easter weekend – a roasted lamb shoulder served with braised vegetables and, in theory, salsa verde and chickpea puffs.
This is a pretty hands-off dish actually though a lot of people think “roast dinner” and equate that to a lot of work. You season the lamb (I used boneless shoulder because that was the smallest piece I could find for two of us) with garlic, anchovies (I used anchovy paste), salt and pepper and let it sit for 6 hours to overnight. Then you roast it in a pan with some white wine and water for a couple of hours (we used a meat thermometer to test for doneness since not only was our lamb boneless but it was smaller than the recipe called for). Meanwhile, you braise a selection of vegetables (I used potatoes, carrots, red onion, turnip and leeks – really it’s whatever you have on hand) in some broth until tender. Et voilà – dinner with very little hands on time.
We served this with simple mint sauce – and didn’t miss the salsa verde or chickpea puffs. This was flavourful and a wonderful taste of spring (though our weather can’t seem to decide what it wants to do these days…). And a great reminder of how a roast dinner can be the best kind of slow “fast food”.
Get the recipe for David Lebovitz’s Roast Lamb with Braised Vegetables on page 203 My Paris Kitchen.
Please note: This post contains affiliate links. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This post also contains affiliate links from The Book Depository. This means that if you click over and purchase something, I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price (at no extra cost to you). Thank you in advance!
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of “My Paris Kitchen” for review purposes. I was not asked to write about the book, nor am I being compensated for doing so. All opinions 100% my own.
MY BOOK! In the French kitchen with kids is out now! Click here for order details.