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LAMB Janette Davies

Here is my version of roast leg of lamb. I buy my joints of meat from a "proper" butcher (Andre Gourmet in Torrevieja). It may seem expensive but, there is always enough for two days meals for two people and usually some remaining for a snack or a sandwich.

  • Leg of lamb, "spiked" with garlic and rosemary
  • 12 mini plum tomatoes
  • Runner beans sliced
  • Stick of celery sliced (same size as beans)
  • Potatoes for roasting (whole medium size, or large quartered)
  • Red onions quartered
  • Squash peeled and cut into big chunks

This leg was quite big and I planned to cook it for 2 hours altogether

  • Heat oven to 175˚c
  • Place the leg in a roasting tin, and drizzle olive oil over (make sure you get it on the garlic and rosemary - these will get very well done, but they are just for flavour, not eating)
  • Place meat in lower part of oven.
  • After 1 hour put in potatoes, onions and squash. (drizzled with olive oil)
  • After 1.5 hours put tomatoes, beans and celery around the meat. There should be lots of lovely juices, so make sure the veg is well coated.
  • After about twenty more minutes, take the meat out to let it rest.

We usually eat it without gravy, but the pan juices are wonderful.

Meet The Author...
Janette Davies
Who Am I?

I was born Janette Christine Power, in Sparkbrook, Birmingham (England) in 1944. Went to Aston Commercial School and worked for Midland Bank for five years. I had various secretarial positions around the Midlands, until a change of career sent me to a Northamptonshire village to run a Pub.

In 1992 I met and married Colin Davies and we moved to a smallholding in Wales. Unfortunately, ill health forced us to sell up and move to Spain.

Now retired, we spend our days reading, writing and drinking wine.

I have published three books; "Hey! Zeus!!" (12 quirky blasts of fun fiction) and Books 1 & 2 of The Big Spanish Adventure Series. I have contributed to various anthologies published through WordPlay Writers Forum and also have a monthly newsletter "Quirky Girl in Spain".

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