Monday, May 4th, 2020 by Jennifer Otrowski
May is finally here and better weather is starting to make an appearance in our part of New England. With the “home-time” people have been logging due to the Covid Virus, our customers are telling us they are wanting to spruce up, change up and add-on additions, sunrooms and new decks to allow more comfort and enjoyment as they are planning to just stay home even after the stay-home orders are lifted. With Memorial Day here in less than a month, getting outdoor deck spaces ready for that most important summer appliance – THE GRILL – is now in full swing.
This post is the next installment in our “Staying Home Requires Red Wine & Chocolate” series. So far there have been 3 yummy baked good recipes posted which use or go great with these two most important foods. Today we are going to change things up a bit and do a recipe with Red Wine & Lamb. It is easy to prepare and grill out on your deck while enjoying even more red wine with good friends once Covid is a faint memory.
Enjoy this recipe! Send us pictures of you grilling up on your back deck. And remember, decks and grills are like wisdom and experience. You can’t have one without the other! If you are wanting a beautiful new deck, Creative Enclosures, LLC’s over thirty years in business offers to you our wisdom and experience to design and create a new deck to enjoy this season and for many years to come!
Red Wine Marinated & Grilled Lamb
1 cup dry red wine (such as Zinfandel)
3/4 cup chopped shallots (about 3 large)
1/2 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh rosemary plus 10-12 small sprigs for inserting into lamb prior to marinating, plus add’l sprigs for garnish if desired
1/4 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves, pressed
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 7-pound leg of lamb, boned, evenly flattened, outside fat partially trimmed (yields about 5 2/3 pounds)
1 cup low-salt beef broth
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes