Lamb Dinner

I saw that Dickinsons Farmstand Meats in the Chelsea market was selling whole and half lambs for Easter.  Couldn't pass up the chance so I bought one.  Beyond easy to make and so good. 

I rubbed the lamb down with chopped thyme, oregano, kosher salt, paprika and olive oil.  Roasted it in the oven at 400 for 45 minutes.  Then I added small potatoes that had been seasoned with olive oil and kosher salt and put them in the roasting pan.  Baked for another 45 minutes and it was done.  If this looks a little too rare for you then add another 10 minutes, tops. I am missing the other photo of the leg which was in another pan. 


One side dish was a Greek Salad.  A variety of tomatoes cut in 1/4's, sliced red onions, chunks of French feta cheese, English cucumbers peeled and sliced into 1/4's, chopped fresh thyme.  A little olive oil and red wine vinegar over the top and mix.

Grilled asparagus with fava beans.  The dressing came out a little chunky but it was red wine vinegar and a basil infused oil.  Fava beans are definitely a bit of a production to make.  Take them out of the pods, boil for about five minutes and then immediately douse in cold water and then peel off the casings and serve.  Only once a year so well worth it.

My sister made an excellent lemon pound cake for dessert.  That with a few bottles of red wine, we had a nice Jewish easter.



Comments (Archived):

  1. Cookiemoo

    Dinner looks yummy – right up my alley! LOVE French feta!

    1. Gotham Gal

      me too!

  2. lindsaycampbell

    Where’d you get those yummy looking tomatoes in April?

    1. Gotham Gal

      where else, citarella!

  3. steve fried

    i was fortunate to be able to experience this wonderful easter dinner and it was pretty perfect. Great simple flavors, great textures, colors and of course the company was wonderful. Love Dicksons…all products fro NY local farms. Nice favas…and was nice hangin out with your fava..he’s a riot. a regular riot Alice.

    1. Gotham Gal

      he is definitely quite the interesting character.

  4. spinoza05

    french feta in greek salad? feta chees is greek – that IS what makes it greek salad. i assume you could not get greek feta ;o) and english qcumbers – surely imported to england from holland grown in dutch green houses ;o) and fava from.. mayb fr denmark ? get out a world cook book and sort out what comes from where and why.but it looks real good. ill try the b├ągett asap…

    1. Gotham Gal

      i prefer french feta because it milder

    2. Cookiemoo

      It is also creamier and less salty. French feta is usually made from goats’ milk instead of sheeps’ milk. Greece only makes about 10% of all fetas.