The foreleg of lamb (actually the forequarter of the shoulder) was originally kept for the Temple sacrifices in the times of the Old Testament. It makes a beautifully succulent roast. Rosemary and lemon are a great combination that transforms the joint of lamb into tender mouth-watering slices of meat. I serve it with roast potatoes.
Please don’t hate me: I recently spent six days in Venice. In my defence, I would note that it was for the annual wedding anniversary trip that my wife and I take, and that she hadn’t been there since she was 15.
So she was owed a trip. I, the undeserving, simply tagged along.
Make this delicious relish at least a month before you want to use it as it will take time for the flavours to develop.
Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 90 minutes
700ml malt vinegar, and a little extra
2 tbsp coriander seeds
Pinch of salt
510g cauliflower, broken into small florets
1 280g jar silver skin pickled onions
3 tbsp mustard powder
3 tbsp plain flour
If you haven’t tried oak roast tomatoes yet, I recommend them. They are often sold in farmers’ markets. They have a smoky flavour and add an interesting flair to a dish. Sun blushed or sun dried tomatoes also work well. I like to dress the salad with extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but you can also go the French way and use vinaigrette instead.