Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Incredible Roasted Shoulder Of Lamb

To all the regular readers out there (all 4 of you), Braz would like to apologise for the misleading blog title "BRAZ CAN COOK", because there have not been a lot of posts lately of Braz actually cooking. A few weeks ago, Annabel Langbein's Garlic Butter Sirloin was well on the way to making an appearance on the blog until BRAZ POURED BUTTER DOWN THE GRILLS OF THE BARBECUE AND SET IT ON FIRE. Two fire extinguishers later, Hayden put it out because Braz didn't know how to work a fire extinguisher. In all the drama I forgot to take anymore foodie photos. Shaz was thoroughly pissed, despite Braz pleading "It was a mistaaaake. Relaaax I didn't mean to." And we ate the rest of the dinner in silence. 

Braz spent the rest of the following day scrubbing the ashes off the barbecue and now claims it is in working order, despite the knobs not being able to turn.

But back to some home cooking! Braz discovered that the internet is FULL of recipes, EVEN Jamie Oliver ones...

The meal

Annabel Langbein's rocket, beetroot, feta and almond salad

The verdict
Taste: Shaz thought the lamb was overcooked but it was "alright". The kids all hate rocket so Annabel Langbein's salad was not a winner. I liked the mint gravy. Overall 6/10
Appearance: The lamb looked VERY good straight from the oven, but the potatoes could have been a bit more exciting. The salad added a bit of colour. Overall 6.5/10
X-Factor: Not much X-factor as roast lamb and potatoes is a pretty standard Sunday night meal. Not really pushing the boundaries Braz! Overall 5/10


  1. Blogmaster Char: I'm confused - was this a post about Brian's burned steak - in which case photos would have been appreciated, or was it a post about his delicious looking lamb?

    Sort it out!

  2. Andrew...get over it. MECE-ing doesn't exist on this blog, and this is not a QA.

  3. If he rubbed a light dusting of flour over the lamb first (Uncle Ralphs method), then seasoned and herbs on would have stayed more moist....and always do it for 20-30mins less they the book tell ya, as you still need to rest it for 15.
    Geez ya can't get everyhting off the internet....he is becoming like Chicken.