DOS HERMANOS DO EASTER
Dos Hermanos lead a pretty busy life. We have little time to just kick back and relax. So, when we do find ourselves back in Rotherham, it is a real blessing to be able to just chill as the young folks might say
Not quite so chilled this morning as, now a number of people have pledged their cold hard cash towards my charity raising efforts for the NYC marathon, I feel more than obliged to train properly. Today, I was up and out of the door at 7am and ran, rather lumpenly, it has to be admitted, around the outskirts of the town for about 2.5 hrs arriving home just in time to have a shower before our sister arrived en famille.
Once they had headed off for their own Easter celebrations, it was time for our own lunch. This time it was HP’s turn to cook and he had ordered a whole leg of new season lamb from The Real Meat Company in Sheffield.
While we waited for lunch, we chomped on some extra hot chevda from Taj stores in Brick Lane and drank some of Waitrose Fino.
Cooked slightly longer than usual to allow for our father’s tastes, this was one of the lovliest, best flavoured legs of lamb I can recall eating. Juicy and moist with a decent amount of crispy skin.
To accompany it HP roasted some garlic and also prepared some haricot beans, purple sprouting broccoli,baby fennel,green beans and sweet potato mash. Best of all, however ( and this is from a man who believed that CARBS = DEATH ) were a bunch of King Edward’s roasted in plentiful amounts of goose fat. I tried a couple. Crunchy on the outside and melting in the middle. Fabulous
A bottle of Chorley Les Beaunes with the meal and a number of post prandials of Van Winkle Bourbon, this was as close to my idea of the perfect meal as you can get without the words "Winona" and "mud wrestling" being inolved.