The weirdest recipe you will ever encounter – Roast leg of lamb with garlic, anchovy, and rosemary!!
I first came across this recipe a number of years ago, it was a recipe I was both puzzled and intrigued by because I had never heard of such a combination. The cook in me was thinking ‘wow I must try this different and interesting way of roasting lamb’, and the less optimistic side of me was thinking ‘uggh anchovies and lamb!?’ Thankfully I chose to give it a whirl. And so should you.
There was a time when I was a less entrepreneurial cook, I thought the height of sophistication was a tinned chicken in white sauce, and that somehow frying spurious meat derivatives in a pan and serving it with oven chips and overcooked eggs was a qualifying dish for a dinner party.
I like to think that nowadays I have a different set of skills, learned from years of mistakes, ups and downs, spillage’s, and burnt fingers, reading, watching and absorbing everything that comes my way. It is known that I have a less than perfect memory but this recipe has stuck with me since I first tasted it.
It’s a punchy recipe, the strong flavors of garlic and rosemary are tempered by a slightly smokey BBQ taste given up by the anchovies. They lose all the fishy flavor and mellow into something different. Don’t ask me how or why, but it just works.
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How do you make Roast leg of lamb with anchovy, garlic and rosemary
2 medium sized onions
3 garlic cloves
5 anchovy fillets in olive oil
2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 large glass of white wine
Salt and pepper
2 kg leg of lamb
Try out our Roast leg of lamb with garlic, anchovy and rosemary recipe and post your results below in the comments…