lamb vinaigrette

i love cooking lamb and i obviously love eating it. whenever we decide to cook lamb on the ‘braai’ (bbq) like we did this weekend, i lose the base of the sauce i love making so much. purely because it is lost next to the fire, whilst slowly cooking for about 3 hours.
the effort of starting a sauce from scratch is not always on my agenda on a sunny, relaxing day whilst sipping on champagne. and, on these beautiful summer days spent at the coast i simply cannot imagine a more perfect sauce to accompany a beautiful piece of deboned leg of lamb.
finding the beauty in the simpler things in life is so rewarding and the same goes for food. keeping it simple yet flavourful have always been my preferred method of cooking… good food kept simple!
gremolata is a great side to any lamb dish and so easy to make. three ingredients that burst with flavour and compliments lamb like the perfect match made in heaven.
this vinaigrette is quite similar to gremolata but with a few extra ingredients including olive oil.

juice of 2 medium lemons
zest of 1 lemon
2tbs white wine vinegar
1/2c olive oil
1tbs rosemary, finely chopped
2tbs red onion, finely chopped
2tbs parsley, finely chopped
1tbs fresh mint, finely chopped
1/2tsp fresh garlic, finely chopped
1tsp lime juice
1/2tsp fine salt
grind of black pepper

how to do it
mix all the ingredients except the salt & pepper together in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. shake until emulsified.
or whisk the ingredients together in a deep bowl until emulsified. set aside for about ten minutes.
season with salt & pepper. mix well. taste and add more salt if needed.

from my kitchen to yours, with love x

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