A twist on a classic hotpot- tender and tasty Bombay lamb curry topped with turmeric potatoes
Disclosure: This is a commissioned recipe post for PGI Welsh Lamb
A traditional meal made with lamb is a Lancashire hotpot and I wanted to have a go at mixing this up a bit to produce a hotpot with a lamb curry base- this is a hotpot with a difference!
As it is now peak season for Welsh Lamb, I have created this recipe to showcase this fantastic meat. Peak season lasts from August until November, and I was lucky enough to be invited by PGI Welsh Lamb to join them on a trip to Wales, to learn more about Welsh Lamb and see first-hand the expertise and care that goes into its production, prior to coming up with my own recipe for Welsh Lamb.
What is PGI Welsh Lamb?
Using sustainable farming practices, traditional methods and farming expertise, Welsh Lamb is produced with the greatest of care. PGI stands for ‘Protected Geographical Indication’, and the status is awarded by the European Commission and recognises the high quality, traceability and unique nature of Welsh Lamb.
If you want to find out more about PGI Welsh Lamb, you can find all the information here.
My trip to Wales with Welsh Lamb:
We started our trip visiting the farm where Hugh Philips Gower Butcher is based, and learning about the different cuts of lamb. This is what inspired me to use neck fillets in my recipe- the butcher explained that it is one of the tenderest cuts of lamb which is often overlooked.
Next we moved on to the beautiful home of Gower Salt Marsh Lamb, where the flock grazes on the salt-marshes overlooked by Woebley Castle.
The sheep here graze on the tidal marsh, with a diet of saltmarsh grasses, samphire, sorrel, sea lavender and thrift. As well as utilising a landscape which could not support crops, the unique diet of these lambs means that the meat is tender, and full of flavour.
We watched the flock being herded up through the marshes before the tide came in
Following our trip to the farm, we headed to Oxwich Bay to enjoy a meal cooked by Head Chef Hywel Griffith in the most beautiful restaurant overlooking the sea- The Beach House. Hywel treated us to a 4 course menu showcasing the best seasonal local produce, and of course, the delicious salt marsh Welsh Lamb.
What are the health benefits of eating lamb?
Lamb is dense in nutrients, and is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Lamb is also high in vitamin B12, which is an essential nutrient that the body needs to function normally, and plays an important role in the growth and development of children.
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