Citizens, a very happy Easter Sunday to all of you who celebrate the holiday!
As Easter is a celebration across many cultures and countries, I, the masterful and incomparably versatile TFD, have created this recipe without borders!
It uses ingredients from Europe, Asia, the Americas and more with the meat most associated with this pastoral holiday (pun intended) – lamb! Truth be told, I created this recipe by foraging through my fridge, liquor cabinet and spice rack, but the result is not just good: it’s one of the best recipes I’ve ever created! :)
I’ve paired this succulent boneless leg of lamb with a classic English mint sauce and a French-inspired Demiglace gravy. Fear not, noble Scots, your noble Drambuie liqueur, made from whisky, honey and herbs is the primary flavor of the lamb!
Mint sauce is a sauce traditionally made from finely chopped peppermint leaves, soaked in vinegar, and a small amount of sugar.
Occasionally, the juice from a squeezed lime is added. The sauce should have the consistency of heavy cream. In British and Irish cuisine, it is traditionally used as a complement to roast lamb (but usually not other roast meats) or, in some areas, mushy peas.
Mint sauce can be used in some recipes in place of fresh mint. It can be eaten on toast or bread, and can be added to yogurt to make a mint raita. “Sweet and sour” sauces such as mint sauce were common throughout Medieval Europe (with the use of mint being more common in French and Italian cuisine of the period than that of the English).
However, they eventually became less common and mostly died out as Europe entered the Modern Era.
My Citizens, I wish you a meaningful Easter Sunday and a delicious feast upon your return from Church with my magnificent recipe!
Battle on – The Generalissimo