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Insane cook needs lamb help

JonParker | May 11, 200805:00 PM

I went nuts at the farmer's market this morning, buying asparagus, red potatoes, morels and strawberries, among other things. That meant that I had to cook.

So I picked up a 5 lb. boneless leg of lamb, marinated it for a few hours in olive oil, crushed garlic and lemon, roasted for 30 min. at 450 F, then reduced heat to 375 F until internal temp came out 120, then let it rest. It came out perfect -- gorgeous crust, slightly brown on the outside down to a nice rare in the center. Tossed the potatoes with a little butter and sea salt, sauteed the morels in butter, and steamed the asparagus, then tossed it with a bit of olive oil. It was a delicious meal.

Now for the truly insane part. I'm a single guy who lives alone with a cat that will only eat Purina Pro Plan Ocean Whitefish and Salmon entree. No people food. And I have the remainder of a 5 lb. leg of lamb.

So tomorrow I heat some up and eat it for dinner again. Maybe even Tuesday. But it will take me a minimum of four more meals to eat the rest of this thing.

Any ideas for easy (I'm a kitchen moron with a ragtag collection of implements) recipes that call for already cooked lamb as a principle ingredient? Can I freeze some of it? Should I find some homeless people and invite them to dinner? If it helps I also bought radishes and garlic chives at the market.
Help me. Please.

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