Roast Leg of Lamb

No. 119

A vote in the House of Commons to dismiss Lord Freud for his comments on handicapped people was this week defeated. The welfare minister suggested that disabled people were not worth the minimum wage; it made me wonder how much Oscar Pistorius would earn for making traffic signs in a Pretoria penitentiary?

Food inside is probably not great, so I’m suggesting a recipe of roast leg of lamb for when the African athlete is set free in August of next year.

Simply place the leg in a roasting tin, rub with olive oil, season and place in a pre-heated oven on 180oc Gas 5 for 1.5 hours; take the lamb out of the roasting tin and set aside for 15 minutes before carving; in the meantime pass the cooking juices through a sieve into a jug. Place the roasting tin on the hob, add butter, then flour and when a rouille is formed pour the cooking juices into the pan adding half a bottle of red wine; reduce to the desired consistency and serve with the lamb.

10 months for killing someone is hardly a deterrent. The South African Para Olympian’s defence argued that prison was too dangerous a place for their client, although I would suggest that his own toilet would be far more precarious.

2kg Leg Of Lamb on the bone
1/2 bottle of red wine
20g unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of plain flour.

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