By the time the telling was done, it was dark outside and Sam was licking his fingers. “That was good, but now I’d like a leg of lamb. A whole leg, just for me, sauced with mint and honey and cloves. Did you see any lambs?”
-A Clash of Kings | Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
I never grew up in a Sunday roast family. It’s very common here in Perth, probably because a lot of Perth has English background and tradition just seeps down. Beef. Chicken. Pork. Lamb. And while I’ve cooked lamb steaks and chops before, I’ve never ever roasted a leg of lamb.
Until now. And it was marvellous.
And all I can say is… getting a meat thermometer is the best kitchen gadget I’ve gotten recently. Without it, relying on your clock and meat instinct (which is nil), your meat is in fate’s hands. With a meat thermometer, your meat will be just as you want it to be.