Saffron Scented Roast Lamb and Rosewater Meringues with Pistachios and Pomegranate

Posted By Kerri


We had friends over for dinner last night so, not knowing what to cook, I picked up Nigella’s “Feast”. I wanted something that was going to sit happily in the oven for a couple of hours and not require too much attention. The book fell open on the saffron scented lamb recipe which seemed like a sign.

It was certainly an easy dish to cook and full of flavour, even though I forgot to marinate the lamb overnight. The flavour of the marinade was well complimented by the saffron sauce too.


To follow, we used our normal meringue recipe with some added rosewater and some toasted pistachios. Served with some whipped cream and some pomegranate seeds. This was good but the flavour of the rosewater didn’t come through as strongly as I hoped, next time I’ll use two teaspoons instead of one.

Mar 5th, 2009

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  1. nina said,

    Oh dear, may I be your friend too???I would love it if someone cooks this delicious meal for me!!!!

    nina’s last blog post..Five Spice Chicken with Soba Noodles

  2. Boo said,

    Wow, those meringues look so good, I might have a bash at those tonight. I love that you used rosewater, I made macaroons with rosewater once and felt that it didn’t come through very much then either.

  3. Kerri said,

    Thanks Nina 🙂

    I hope the meringues turn out well, Boo. I’d probably double up on the rosewater next time.

  4. Jonathan said,

    Safron lamb. Yum. Definitely doing this. Maybe a good one for a flat bread wrap?

    Jonathan’s last blog post..The Avalon

  5. Nate said,

    The pomegranates on the meringue make it look so pretty! Do they get stuck to the meringues or roll off?

    Nate’s last blog post..Broiled Salmon Collar Recipe

  6. Stephen said,

    Nate, most of the seeds would roll off it the cream wasn’t there to hold them on.

    Actually one of our friends decorated that meringue without intending it to be photographed, but I looked at it and very rudely whisked it away to take a picture of it before she could eat it!

  7. Hippolyra said,

    I have just audiably gasped at the photo of that meringue.

    Hippolyra’s last blog post..Lavash Crackers

  8. Jon said,

    We were the friends. And yes, the meringues were delicious! And so was the lamb.

    Jon’s last blog post..EPiServer Day 2009 – Stockholm

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