Tag: Mutton/Lamb

Hot pot

Another soul-food from the self-basting roasting pan, and the wonder of its dimples, condensing and concentrating the flavours. (more…)


Meat Stew

I love my enamelled oval roaster, with its dimpled self-basting lid. It is as basic an essential as a cast-iron frying pan in my kitchen, and produces the most succulent and toothsome meat casseroles. Aye, and it is so simple to clean afterwards. (more…)

Scotch Broth

Classic winter warmer, infinitely variable but always warming the body, and comforting the soul.

Serve with a sprinkling of curly parsley. Aye, and a hunk of bread; “doorsteps” only please. Slices at least an inch thick. Butter them if you wish.

But …

  • no new-fangled fripperies like croutons here. ┬áIf you’re tempted, by all means make some, but consign them to the cat’s litter tray.
  • and no garlic. I love the stuff – but there are limits. I don’t care what it might add to the complex meld of flavours. Just not here, not ever.