Meal planner: Family feast
Share a special meal with the family with a little help from New World.
Serve up something a bit special next time the family gets together. And don’t worry, ‘special’ doesn’t mean stressful, we show you how: the no hassle lamb goes into the oven and leaves you with hours to make a colourful freekah salad to pair it with and some really unique chickpea pancakes that can be either enjoyed on the side or topped with some of the lamb and salad, then folded and devoured. Let the feasting begin!
Lamb cooking tips from New World: the shoulder of the lamb is well known for its delicious ability to slow-roast until fall apart tender, but the humble lamb leg can do it too. If you can get your hands on a small bone in leg try cooking it in your slow cooker with just a sprinkle of rosemary, pinch of salt and pepper and a rub of olive oil. After 6-8 hours remove the lamb to a baking dish and place under a hot grill for a few minutes to brown the top. Use the juices from your slow cooker to make an amazing gravy.
Ingredient in focus: made from young, green wheat that is toasted and cracked, freekah tastes like a slightly more grassy bulgur wheat, with a chewy texture. It is simply cooked, boiled for 15 or so minutes in water. It can then be added to salads in the place of brown rice or barley or made into risottos and pilafs. Freekah can be bought cracked or wholegrain (which takes longer to cook) from health food stores or online. It is high in fibre, protein, calcium, selenium, potassium and magnesium.
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