We treated ourselves to what may be our last Gousto box before we return to Orkney, where they do not deliver. The box arrived today, with four meals therein:
- Chicken Katsu Curry
- Rosemary Lamb Meatballs & Mint Sauce
- Harissa Chorizo With White Bean Mash
- Two-Lentil Dal & Spiced Aubergine
Tonight we plumped for the Lamb Meatballs, and very good they were too.
Rosemary Lamb Meatballs & Mint Sauce
- Date made: 8/3/2017
- Used: Two gas rings and the Remoska
- I added: nothing
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Odd as it may seem I do believe that this was the first time that I ever made big meatballs for a meal other than cooking small meatballs in sauce for pasta.
The timing of this meal was a bit up in the air as I roasted the potatoes in the Remoska and was uncertain how long that they would take. I did expect them to need more than the 20 – 25 minutes suggested time. I elected to leave cooking the carrots and meatballs until the potatoes showed signs of browning.
Due to Mr Snail’s preoccupation with van servicing tasks, the potatoes were in the end really well browned (50 minutes total cooking time.)
The potatoes went onto the Remoska, which I lined with foil.
However when I tested the potatoes to see if they were cooked through, I found that the bottoms had stuck to the foil. I took them out, eased them off, and then chucked them back into the Remoska without the foil.
I reduced the carrot liquor down to a glaze at the end of cooking
I liked: all of it
I disliked: the usual shortage of accompanying vegetables
Verdict: Quick and easy. Next time I would add a second veg. Not so sure about adding oil to the mint sauce… it seems unnecessary and adds nothing so far as I could tell.
Order again?: Probably, though it would depend what other dishes were tempting me on any given week
We are thinking probably the Katsu Curry tomorrow…