Wednesday, 13 November 2013

1 Leg of Lamb, 10 meals | Money Saving

I know what you’re thinking, I’m crazy right. Well, yeah but no! I honestly got 10 meals from a leg of lamb. I’m going on the whole Jamie Oliver phrase of you’ve got to spend big to save big and while I really fancied roast lamb for dinner on Sunday looking through the supermarket was depressing – it’s so expensive!

I went over to the butcher bit of Tesco and asked what I should do. Well long story short, I managed to get a flipping huge roast leg of lamb (as you can see above) for just over £14.

Yes, I know £14 for one piece of meat may seem a lot, BUT remember I got 10 meals out of this bad boy!

So without further a due, here are the 3 recipes I did that in return provided me (and Chris) with 10 meals.

Roast Leg of Lamb with roast potatoes, veg & gravy

So this was the main meal, the meal that caused me to spend the £14 in the first place because I really wanted roast lamb!

I used this BBC Good Food recipe to baste the lamb and served with roast potatoes, peas, carrots, broccoli and gravy.

Moroccan Lamb Stew with cous cous

Makes 4 portions

This is a great, quick and easy recipe that works perfectly for 4 adults or 2 adults and then 2 portions of lunch the next day.

You will need:
Half of the leftover lamb, chopped into chunks
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tin of chickpeas
1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
3 salad tomatoes, diced
3 teaspoons of harissa paste
2 teaspoons of paprika
salt & pepper to season
2 packets of ‘Just add water’ cous cous – I used the tesco Mediterranean vegetable one, and the roasted vegetable one.

Recipe: fry the onions & garlic, marinade the lamb in 2 teaspoons harissa paste, add lamb to onion and garlic mix, add all tomatoes and chickpeas, add paprika, one last teaspoon of harissa and salt & pepper, leave to stew for 15-20 minutes 

Lamb and red wine stew

The remaining lamb has been chopped up and been made into this Jamie Oliver Lamb and Red wine Stew which I will then divide into 4 Tupperware boxes and stick in the freezer to defrost for future dinners to serve with mash or crusty bread. 

Sophie x

1 comment :

  1. wow and it all looks so yummy too!! I have tagged you to take part in the christmas bucket list tag. I really hope you do! xx


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