Mid-week marvel- Herby Roast Lamb Neck with Petit Pois a la Francaise

Hi all,

This is the meal I had planned for Last Sunday before Hubby announced he was away for a trade fair, I was so looking forward to it, I thought I’d make the effort tonight.


Market Porter sent me some lush looking lamb neck fillets as part of my most recent meat order and I found the recipe online  http://www.booths.co.uk/recipe/herby-roast-lamb-neck-with-petit-pois-a-la-francaise/

I forgot to add the peas into the picture 🙄

The rest of the ingredients are from Aldi, so a fairly frugal feast with a touch of luxury 😇 Its is one of those meals that looks like it would be hugely complicated, but is an easy one, would be great for a simple dinner party, and you won’t be spending all the time in the kitchen 🤗 It doesn’t have to be neck fillet, any lamb would do, chops maybe 😋


Start by Pre boiling 300g of new potatoes, or use leftovers, and stick the oven on 200 to heat up.


Gently heating some olive oil in a pan and browning off your lamb, once sealed, put on a plate to cool. When cooled roll in herbs, 1tsp of thyme, 1tsp oregano, put on an oven proof dish.


In the same pan fry off your bacon and set aside, in the remaining oil, fry your finely diced medium onion and crushed fat clove of garlic. add 200ml of chicken stock (I used a stock cube) and bring to the simmer, add your cooked sliced potatoes, peas and broccoli (I didn’t have any, so shove in a few more peas), season with salt and pepper, then add 100ml of double cream and a finely sliced baby gem lettuce or 2, taste and season – sauce done


Whilst your sauce is cooking, Put the herbed lamb into a hot oven for 5-7 minutes depending on how you like your lamb – we like ours very pink


Place the sauce onto your serving plate (bowl in my case) slice the lamb on the angle to make it more cheffy, and place on top of the peas/lettuce and serve – wait for the Oohs and Ahhs of delight 🙄


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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