Three lamb recipes for you to rejoice King Charles III's Coronation & celebrate National Roast Leg of Lamb Day!
Three official recipes for King Charles III's Coronation have been revealed — and there's no coronation chicken in sight because it was made for the late Queen so we give you Maharajah Chicken in lieu of the Maharajah i.e. King Charles' godson Maharajah Sawai Padmanabh Singh's (one of India's most eligible bachelors) who may be attending the Coronation come May.
As plans for the ceremony on Saturday 6th May 2023 continue to unfold, Buckingham Palace has released the tasty treats for everyone to serve at their street party. The recipes are: Ken Hom's Coronation Roast Rack of Lamb with Asian-style Marinade, Nadiya Hussain's Coronation Aubergine, and Adam Handling's Strawberry and Ginger Trifle.
But at MyBlueTea, we have something up our sleeves for these two very special days! We simply love a reason to celebrate with great food! 6th May is the Coronation and 7th May is the National Roast Leg of Lamb Day! So, we present you with Satay Roast Leg of Lamb video below (and you can find it on our Instagram too) and Lamb Rojan Josh (in case you have not watched it on our TV Channel on the website).
History of National Roast Leg of Lamb Day - 7th May
Sheep have been around for a long time. The origin of the domesticated sheep goes as far back as 11,000 BC in Mesopotamia. They are one of the very first animals domesticated by mankind. AT that time, these sheep were known as mouflon, and they didn't look quite like the woolly sheep we know today.
Sheep at that time were kept for their meat, milk and even their skin came in handy for parchment and vellum. The wool that we so prize today was not an important part of their use until 6000 BC in Iran.
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day is not a day to devour lamb mindlessly. It actually serves as a reminder of how far we have come in history. As you enjoy a succulent leg of lamb, think of how we are sharing a meal that our ancestors have shared for thousands of years. The humble sheep have been humankind's constant companion through history. Their meat and milk have been a source of staple protein for us since we first went from Hunting & Gathering to an Agricultural lifestyle.
Mutton is highly popular meat and an important staple in cultures all over the world. And wool is now vital to many economies. So, as you tuck into a tender piece of lamb, send some thoughts of gratitude to this noble animal and its contribution to our survival and culture.
How to celebrate National Roast Leg of Lamb Day & King Charles III's Coronation
A delicious dish of Roast Leg of Lamb makes for a very festive dish any time of the year. If you’ve never made Roast Leg of Lamb, don't get intimidated by how 'big' it sounds. It's actually quite simple. And, doing it My Blue Tea style means your lamb comes out extra special, and your guests will have a very memorable treat!
We marinated our Roast Leg of Lamb with yummilicious RENDANG paste! Ah, yes... now you nod sagely as you realise what we are doing. All you need to do is combine 1 packet of @my.blue.tea rendang powder and 270ml of @my.blue.tea Coconut milk powder (by diluting 2 packs coconut powder into 270ml water). Cook it at 160C to an internal temp of 70C for medium.
Cover it with aluminium foil (optional), and roast it for one hour at 325F. And there you go. You now have a magnificent Roast Leg of Lamb that smells divine and melts succulently in your mouth.
To end with a flourish, serve with fragrant basmati rice spiced with @my.blue.tea kaffir lime powder and tumeric.
Rejoice during this Coronation & National Leg of Lamb Day! What a fantastic double celebration!
About @ipohgirl Dr Janice Thean
Many thanks @ipohgirl1! Looking forward to more creative surprises from Dr Janice. When she isn't busy in her job as a surgeon, she is busy in the kitchen creating beautiful lamb recipes. Creative and very passionate in cooking and baking, we are certainly lucky whenever she shares her creations with us!
Photos, reel and and recipes are contributed by our good friend, Janice @ipohgirl1. Do visit and follow @ipohgirl1 for her amazing creations both sweet and savoury. .
Little tidbits about Dr. Janice - she prefers savoury food, and her favourite spices are Satay Marinade, Satay Sauce and Rendang Sauce!