Tyrion's Leg of Lamb | Book Inspired Meals | Week 10

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Tyrion's Leg of Lamb | Book Inspired Meals | Week 10

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"'You want eat?' Mord asked, glowering. He had a plate of boiled beans in one thick hand. Tyrion Lannister was starved, but he refused to let this brute see him cringe. 'A leg of lamb would be pleasant,' he said, from the heap of soiled straw in the corner of his cell. 'Perhaps a dish of peas and onions, some fresh baked bread with butter, and a flagon of mulled wine to wash it down. Or beer, if that's easier. I try not to be overly particular.' 'Is beans,' Mord said. 'Here.'" ~Game of Thrones, Chapter 38: Tyrion

Here is a meal fit for the Hand of the King. In fact, two other characters are represented in this dish, and you can find their recipes here:

A Lannister always pays his debts.

"You lost a hand, not a stomach."

Start by removing the leg bone, or have your butcher do it for you, like I did! They will also (begrudgingly) butterfly it for you, if you ask with a smile. Roughly chop up your spinach.

Then toss it into a pan over medium heat with your oil.

Add your garlic and saute until halved in volume, or about 2 minutes.

Mix your sauted spinach and garlic into a small bowl with the rest of the pine nuts, golden raisins, and goat cheese.

Then smear it generously on the inside of the lamb leg.

No Cooking Twine? No Problem! Here's a problem that I've run into more than once before: having the need for cooking twine and never having any. If you're like me, you do most of your cooking on the fly and needing to MacGyver up some obscure tool becomes more of an art than a skill. So use foil! If you can't find anything else, roll up some foil and wrap it around your meat just like you would do with cooking twine. Definitely a great quick fix for a temporary issue.

While my Game of Thrones nerd collection isn't nearly as big as my Harry Potter shrine, it is ever Funko Pop! character at a time...

Put your lamb into a roasting pan and into the oven at 350 F for an hour to an hour and a half. The internal temperature should be 145 F.

Admittedly, this took much longer than I expected, and my leg actually took about 2 hours from start to finish - but my leg also weighed in at about 7 lbs.

Once you hit the 145 F mark, remove your lamb's leg from the oven and let rest for at least 10 minutes. Then slice and serve!

This recipe can be found, slightly altered, in The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook.


Tags: Game of Thrones , Leg of Lamb , Lamb

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Tyrion's Leg of Lamb | Book Inspired Meals | Week 10


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  • 5-6 pounds leg of lamb
  • 1 pound spinach
  • 4 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese
  • to taste salt & pepper

Here's How:

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bone, trim, and butterfly your lamb's leg (or have your butcher do it for you.)
  2. Saute the spinach and garlic in a pan over medium heat until the spinach is reduced significantly in size or about 2 minutes. Tip into bowl and add the golden raisins and goat cheese.
  3. Spread the spinach mixture onto the inside of the lamb's leg then roll and secure with twine (or aluminum foil!)
  4. Place into the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 145 F.
  5. Let the leg rest for 10-15 minutes, slice, serve, and enjoy!

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