Roast lamb with gravy

Roast leg of lamb with gravy, mashed potatoes, and roasted butternut squash

Roast leg of lamb with gravy, mashed potatoes, and roasted butternut squash

It was a very small roast, just enough for dinner and leftovers. I made gravy from the pan drippings and some lamb stock I had in the freezer. Mashed potatoes and roasted squash are both leftovers. Good fuel for shoveling more than a foot of snow.

Roast beef with gravy

Roast beef with gravy, butternut, and collards

Roast beef with gravy, butternut, and collards

Roast beef with a gravy made from the drippings, and warmed up collards and spiced butternut squash. I was happy with the gravy. I’m figuring out the process. I patted the roast dry with paper towels, salted it generously all over, and let it rest. Then I browned all sides of it in an iron skillet. Laid the meat in a pie plate on a bed of aromatics: coarsely chopped onion, garlic, carrot, and bay leaf. I picked that one up from Jamie Oliver today. Continue reading