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Friday, May 28, 2010

Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes.

I LOVE cooking but I also love to have a night off every now and then and let someone else cook for me. So when my sister Stacey invited us around for dinner on the weekend I knew we would be in for a treat as her husband Wade is a fabulous cook. All we had to do was supply the nibblies and some wine!

We brought over the cheese and crackers and some Sicilian Olives that had been marinated in lemon and garlic, some caper berries and some gorgeous Australian sparkling wine!

Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes, Natasha in Oz

While we were enjoying some nibblies Wade was hiding in the kitchen cooking up a storm.

He was a bit secretive about everything so while he wasn't looking I quickly snapped some pictures of what was on the menu so I could share it with you, my new and old Friday Friends:

I knew that this was going to be a risky thing to do but I was willing to take that risk so that I could share Wade's top secret recipes with you all today.

Wade was preparing Lamb wrapped in filo pastry and served on a bed of pureed peas with a side dish of roasted kipfler potatoes with cumin and fennel seeds! YUMMY!

I was lucky enough to take some pictures of the ingredients.
Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes, Natasha in Oz

I even had time to photograph all of the instructions! 
Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes, Natasha in Oz

While Wade was wrapping the lamb in prosciutto I surreptitiously took some more pictures...
Flash off of course! 

I don't think he has caught on that I am spying on him!
Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes, Natasha in Oz

Look at the finished product! 
Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes, Natasha in Oz

Those potatoes were absolutely delicious too....quick, have a look at the recipe!
Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes, Natasha in Oz

Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes, Natasha in Oz

These potatoes were just divine! No wonder he has been keeping this a secret!

Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes, Natasha in Oz


The whole meal was absolutely delicious! 

Sharing a top-secret recipe for Lamb and Potatoes, Natasha in Oz
It went very well with a 2008 Shiraz from McLaren Vale, which is about 40 minutes from 
South Australia’s Capital city, Adelaide.


Luckily I didn't get caught taking all of these pictures and sharing this recipe with you today. You know how temperamental these male chefs are!  I will let you know next time Wade cooks and I will risk life and limb to share more fabulous recipes with you. Blogging is risky business but when you are passionate about what you do, well, you are willing to sacrifice anything!

Thanks for a fabulous evening Stacey and Wade! See you same time tomorrow night?

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 
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45 comments:

  1. OH my goodness...just divine...and just what I would love to enjoy eating for dinner tonight! x

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  2. Natasha - This meal sounds fantastic! Thanks for risking life & limb to get the recipes for all of us!

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  3. Too funny Natasha! That lamb looks amazing and you have to love a man that cook like that! Yum to the potatoes too. I make roasted potatoes with rosemary, but cumin is something I never thought to add to roasted potatoes! Yum again! Joni

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  4. Oh my! How YUMMY! This looks like a little work of art!

    Wonderful pics!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  5. You are a true blogger - snapping pictures on the sly, putting yourself in the line of fire - all to bring your readers a wonderful post.

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  6. Wow-this is impressive! Does Wade have a brother? :)

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  7. Lovely recipes :)

    I will try the 1st one.

    By the way I just opened an etsy shop. Step by you are more than welcome.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/lorenabr

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  8. Natasha, it all looks delicious. Isn't it fabulous to have one's own in house chef? :-) My "cheff" doesn't like to be in the spotlight, so I'd have to sneak to take photos. Great post! ~ Sarah

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  9. I don't even know a man who cooks like this...what a guy! Good work detective LOL Come say hi :D

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  10. Oh Delish!! Will do this recipe in the next week or so - my daughter is coming over to Oz for a while
    :-) - great celebration food! Thank you (and to Wade too - shhhhh!!) x

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  11. Oh you must have been in heaven!! To have a man cook for you is so wonderful and to cook so well !!
    Dottie

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  12. That looks so good that it was definitely worth the risk. I'm in Oregon right now tasting wines for all of my friends so they won't have to try any of the bad ones. Blogging is really suited for those who will sacrifice for the greater good..

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  13. Thanks Natasha for letting me know about that Dove video, I went back into my post and included it and one other one too...thanks so much :D

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  14. That is quite the recipe! I bet you did have a great meal. Good thing you weren't caught taking pics of the recipe! :-)

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  15. You are amazing...a credit to men with fabulous skills!

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  16. What a funny written story. I am so amused. Natasha, this recipes will make me lots of work and delish. First I have to translate all the measures and weight, then to cook it, than to eat it (pure delish) and after that all to goe in the fitness studio to loose the weight. LOL
    Thanks for sharing this recipes which you have photographed by risking life and limp.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  17. Lovely dinner Natasha!
    Oh lucky you who lives in paradise!!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Xo Xo Susanne

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  18. This food is amazing !!! wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...............yammie..............yammie !!

    Thanks for share Natasha !! hugs from me......

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  19. Oh this looks jummy to me......
    Oh such lovely dinner overhere, and I love olives so much...
    Fine weekend

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  20. Your so lucky to find yourself in the company of a man who can and will prepare such an amazing dinner. Sounds like you all had lots of fun!

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  21. What a yummy meal~ gotta love a man that cooks!

    Mary

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  22. yummy yummy yummy! I love cooking chicken with param ham, tastes divine. Will try this over the weekend. Thanks for popping over and shouting about the FNF. Hope you have a stunning weekend. It is our last in the house so we have plans to enjoy it while we still can.

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  23. Natasha,

    What a fantastic dinner. They both look wonderful. Good story.

    Carol

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  24. Wow! The finished product looks unbelievably yummmy. :O)

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  25. Natasha,
    You are so cute, snapping those pictures...you are sneaky!! It looks like a menu one would enjoy at a fancy restaurant, how lucky to have a friend/relative cook a meal like that for you.
    I also love the word 'nibblies' that is adorable :) I don't think I have heard that before, I just love it.
    xoxo
    Bunny
    ps, yes that is a MOR candle on my sidebar, I sell their products in my boutique, I love them.

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  26. Oh do you happen to have an extra plate?

    I hope you'll stop by and see my video for a French Macaroon video. There are bloopers. :)

    I am also hosting a giveaway for a French Basketeer tote.

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  27. This looks fabulous!! hope your weekend is wonderful!!

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  28. Sounds amazing! Following from FF - Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

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  29. Yum, that looks divine Natasha. I have an Aussie lamb craving now! Clever Wade.

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  30. Yummy Natasha! I love the photos, the recipe and the wine suggestion. :o) I never cook like this. It's, I'm afraid, the by-product of cooking while homeschooling for 23 years. But when the kids are gone...Ha!Ha! (evil chuckle)...we shall eat as we please and I will have more TIME to cook!

    It's such a privilege to eat the 'culinary creations' of a dedicated chef. We had a friend whose husband did all the cooking. His Thanksgiving dinner is cemented in my brain. It all came from the Bon' Appetit Magazine. It was an unforgettable taste experience!

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has to be just a tad bit sneaky to get things on camera for blogging. Sneak peeks are wonderful, but sometimes hard to come by. :o)

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  31. Thank you so much for the comment! Okay this recipe looks awesome...except I don't eat lamb! Have you ever used any other type of meat (except veal..I don't do that either)? I am so trying the potatos though! I am a carbaholic!

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  32. Yum, Yum, Yum Natasha...Everythings looks soooo good. Your sister is a very lucky gal to have a hubby that knows how to cook :-) Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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    http://helpingunitefatherandson.blogspot.com/

    Happy Friday!!

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  34. Pure deliciousness, Natasha! Enjoy, enjoy a little bit for me too ^_^
    Happy thoughts for a sweet sweet weekend with your lovely family! xx

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  35. He must have been totally absorbed in his work, not to have noticed you. :) It all looked great! I might try those potatoes tonight.

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  36. Tasha,
    That was the funniest blog ever. I think Wade was a little bit embarrassed about it. It does taste as good as it looks in the photos.

    Wade will have to start looking for another recipe to impress your blogging friends.

    Be Cool!!

    Stacey

    P.S. Wade doesn't have a brother, he is a one of a kind - that's why I love him so much.

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  37. Looks delish. Wish I could pop over for a bite!

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  38. You are a photographer by stealth Natasha! Thank you for sneaking around to get these delicious recipes for us. My honey and I love lamb so I will use this one right away - thank you Wade!
    I always enjoy visiting here with you! You're the sweetest blogger friend!
    Happy weekend,
    Mimi

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  39. Yummy, those potatoes sound delicious!

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  40. Looks delectable - thanks for sharing your 'secret'! Really glad I found your blog - it's great!

    Have a beachy weekend.

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    "Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle"

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  41. Why weren't we invited? Looks delicious and we are so jealous that we missed out! We are expecting this dish when we return to Oz, Wade;) A funny blog entry, Tash.

    Lots of love,

    Holly and John
    x

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  42. Are yo kidding...that looks absolutely amazing. I am so hungry now. I love how you photographed the actual recipe from the book! Thanks foe being a part of Tickled Pink!

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  43. Amazing meal! The wine looks wonderful, too.

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  44. Oh, to have a husband who could cook like that!

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