Friday, 9 December 2011

Christmas Gastronomy: Roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Black Truffle and Creamed Potatoes Recipe

Christmas is a perfect time for celebrations, gathering Family and friends round your table.
This recipe consisting of a delicious roasted lamb will surely impress your relatives & guests and will be a proof beyond reasonable doubt of your cooking expertise. 



Ingredients:

  • Lamb 
A large bunch of fresh rosemary

1 x 2kg shoulder of lamb

Olive oil

1 glass of wine

1 bulb of garlic

A jar of Manjares de la Tierra truffle in brandy

Salt and black pepper 


  • Creamed potatoes 

1 1/2 kg gold potatoes, peeled and quartered length-wise

1/2 teaspoon of salt

4 Tbsp heavy cream

2 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp whole milk

2 Black Truffles (Tuber Melanosporum)

1 jar of Manjares de la Tierra truffle juice

Salt and Pepper 


Cooking...

Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Black Truffle (Tuber Melanosporum)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Lay half the sprigs of rosemary and half the garlic cloves on the bottom of a high-sided roasting tray, rub the lamb all over with olive oil, wine and season with salt and pepper.

3. Place it in the tray on top of the rosemary and garlic, and put the rest of the rosemary and garlic on top of the lamb. Tightly cover the tray with tinfoil and place in the oven. Turn the oven down immediately to 170°C/325°F and cook for 4 hours – it’s done if you can pull the meat apart easily.

4. Add the brandy truffle at the last minute and serve 



Creamed potatoes

1 Put the potatoes into a saucepan. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add water until potatoes are covered. Bring to boiling point, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes, or until done..

2. Melt the butter saute the sliced onion, add the cream whisking,

3. Put hot potatoes into a bowl. Use potato masher to mash potatoes until well mashed. Use a strong spoon to beat further, adding the truffle juice with the cream and stir.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Yummie-yummie!


Manjares de la Tierra wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012


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