Hope you all have had a great start to the New Year, lets hope its a good one.
I spent my New Years Eve wandering the aisles of a bottle shop with many others, but unlike everyone else I was only interested in buying vodka to cook my lamb.
And to make raspberry, rose and vodka jelly I must add (it was delicious!).
Most of you would know I am a huge fan of Anna Gare's recipes, many of them favourites in my home.
I finally have her book 'homemade' now, it is almost shocking how many recipes I have cooked (and loved!).
This Bloody Mary Lamb recipe, named of course after the drink, is a slow cooked lamb dish served with rigatoni.
The lamb is slow cooked with leeks, carrots and celery, topped with a sauce made up from passata, chicken stock and vodka. The recipe I linked to is slightly different to the one in her book.
Considering this was a rather wintery dish, it really was quite light to eat.
The flavours were refreshing but did not offer as much depth and guts as I usually find in Anna's recipes. We did really enjoy eating it but I probably wont cook it again, not sure it was worth that much vodka!