I cannot believe I haven’t blogged about the 3R meal lamb curry that Dan made for us shortly before we left for vacation. I guess that intended post got lost in the vacation shuffle, and for that, you will have to forgive me, because those of you who eat lamb should try a variety of this easy, delicious recipe as soon as possible.
It started with Elise’s recipe for lamb curry. Elise’s site, Simply Recipes, is one of my go-to places for good recipes. I think there has only been one recipe I’ve tried from there that I considered just okay; I cook something from her webpage about once a week, and all the rest have been delicious! So I figured the lamb curry would be yummy.
But we wanted us to alter it to use up what we had in the kitchen, so we subbed sweet potatoes in for the potatoes the recipe calls for, and we used our last orange (peel and all) instead of a Meyer lemon. Because we were still thawing the meat we were going to use the night before we started cooking, we didn’t marinate it as Elise suggests; instead, Dan rubbed the lamb with the spices before searing it. Then he put the meat and the rest of the ingredients in the crockpot and turned it on low for about 10 hours. About 40 minutes before I was due home, he put some brown basmati rice on to cook to go with it.
I came home late from work after a meeting, feeling both tired and hungry. Entering our apartment building, I wondered, Could that delicious smell wafting in the hallway be emanating from our apartment? Sure enough, I was able to follow my nose into our kitchen and then plop down in the dining room to our tasty 3R meal. I added a dollop of goat yogurt and a few black olives to my bowl. Mmm, it was incredible; and it used up the majority of what was left in our fridge before we left for vacation. Fortunately, the recipe also made enough food that I had several days of leftovers for lunch to pack into our individual-size leftover containers that we freeze. I’m about to pack my lunch for tomorrow and get ready for bed, and I’m wondering if I can find any containers of that curry hidden away in the freezer still. . . .