Quinoa cooked in lamb fat

So tonight I cooked quinoa in lamb fat. I’ve cooked this superfood now in pork fat, chicken fat and with a nice piece of salmon which has a little fat. To complete all the major food groups (fish, poultry, lamb/goat, pork and beef) I have to cook quinoa in cow fat. That will happen but not yet.

I used a small roll of deboned lamb shoulder for dinner tonight. I also served the dish with chips or potato crisps for my English friends.

When I’ve visited the USA I’ve noticed that many places serve potato chips (crisps) with the evening meal. Not hot chips (fries for my US friends) but chips from a packet. Today I had one of those days. By the end I wanted to poke my eyes out. I ended up eating a couple of small bags of potato chips and as I was finishing them at my desk I thought I’d like some with dinner.

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Quinoa cooked in lamb fat
 
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Lamb
  • Quinoa
  • Coleslaw
  • Avocado
  • Potato chips
Instructions
  1. Cook the lamb in a low oven with the quinoa in the baking tray with some water
  2. I cook the lamb at 150 °C for 45 minutes and let the meat rest for 15 minutes
  3. Once the meat is out of the oven lift the meat out and put it onto a plate to rest
  4. Spoon out the quinoa and mix it with an equal amount of coleslaw and add diced avocado
  5. Sadly the avocado was a Shepard which sucks, Shepard avocados are awful compared with Hass
  6. Plate up the coleslaw quinoa mix
  7. When the meat has rested untie it and then slice the meat and serve
  8. Add some potato chips
  9. Shoot a photograph
  10. Eat the meal
  11. Wash the dishes and put the rest of the meat in the refrigerator
  12. Write the recipe
  13. Blog (verb)
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So do you serve chips with your dinner meals? Do you like lamb fat cooking?

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8 Responses

  1. Very pink lamb, Gary. Very colourful quinoa. And colourful food always comes across as much more appetising. Two bags of chips already before dinner? Spoiling your appetite there 😀

  2. Thanks Veronica. Yes, it’s okay from time to time. I just need to remind myself it’s not okay all the time.

  3. When I sit down and focus on this question the conclusion I come to is yes. Quinoa when cooked in the fat of any of the five food groups remains a superfood. A supertasty food that absorbs flavours and adds a nuttiness of its own. Take nuttiness any way you like. It tastes a little nutty and it may be a little nutty in a twisted personality sort of way… 😉

  4. I once added potato crisps as a meatloaf side. I was planning oven fries but found the freezer devoid of a bag. It was an interesting alternative but I prefer the oven fries. I do remember potato crisps frequenting dishing in America. That was the first place I’d seen them used that way.

  5. I always think it’s a really odd thing to do. With a hot meal I prefer hot chips or potato gems but if there are potato chips on a plate I’ll still eat them.

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