I don't think Ginger goes with Lamb
Leg of Lamb
I splashed out and bought a leg of lamb for the middle of the week. It's a LLLOOOONNNNGGG time since we had lamb, it's very expensive but I just fancied some. (No, I am too old to be pregnant ) I roasted it and we all enjoyed it but to get the most from it, I put the bones in the crockpot and made bone broth by cooking them for over 24 hours with a spoonful of apple cider vinegar.
Lamb and Lentil Soup
My usual soup for bone broth in the summer is carrot soup but we had already had that this week so I thought I would make lentil soup, as I had just acquired a large bag of red lentils, which cook very quickly. I adapted my carrot soup recipe by substituting lentils for carrots. That means I fried garlic, ginger and onion gently, added the strained stock and some washed red lentils and cooked for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the lentils were soft. I let it cool and then put it through the blender to make a broth. I had some left over cooked potatoes and added those too. Once it was blended, I added the left over last bits of lamb and also fried up some sliced mushrooms in butter and added those, so it had texture and wasn't just a bland colour. (I usually add turmeric to the carrot soup but I thought that might make the lentil soup look a bit - well - it's hard to describe - I wouldn't have a problem saying it but some people are very fussy about what they read, especially if they are eating!)
We are not used to eating lamb often, and lamb stock can have a flavour of its own. I think I taste the ginger in it. I love ginger but I am not sure the lamb does.
I am quite prepared to eat the broth, it's fresh and nutritious. I am not sure whether my husband will eat it though. He likes roast lamb but he doesn't like minced lamb in anything. Would you have added ginger? Have you ever used ginger with lamb?
My husband looked at the colour (white) and didn't like that. He took one taste and said he didn't want any more. My granddaughter ate it, my son hasn't tried it yet. I ate my share. But I don't think this will be going into my recipe book!
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