Lamb Rump with A Sweet Honey Roast Parsnip Rosemary and Breadcrumb Crust

Monday 12 September 2011

Shhh . . . I'm on holidays and not really supposed to be blogging, but I just couldn't resist showing you what we had for our dinner last night. This is Lamb Rump with a sweet Honey Roast Parsnip, Rosemary & Breadcrumb crust.

A part of the Cook Menu ready meals put out by Marks & Spencers. I picked up a few of them for us to eat while we are away. It gets a little bit expensive eating out everynight, but the cooking equipment in the cottage is a bit inadequate for anything other than heating things up . . . so I told Todd, if am going to have to eat ready meals . . . it has to be M&S ready meals . . at least there will be some meat in their gravy, unlike some I could mention but won't!

Our first night here we had their beef burgers in a cheese crust along with some of their chips and they weren't bad! I've always liked the M&S burgers. Pretty lean and moist, and the cheese on top was quite tasty.

This was our Sunday lunch and I have to say it was also very tasty. The meat was a little bit tough and not as tender as I would have liked, and the crust didn't get crispy like I would have liked either, but that crust was oh so very delicious. It had a delicious proportion of parsnips to bread crumbs and was nice and moist and very flavourful. I loved that the rosemary in it was not overpowering in the least. I am going to try to replicate that stuffing topping when I get home, because we both really liked it a lot!

I served it with some M&S mash and an assortment of their vegetables . . . some chantenay carrots and baby cabbages. Delicious.

I would give this meal a hearty 8 out of 10 for deliciousness, and ease of preparation. (I took off two points because the meat was a bit tough.)

8 out of 10 ain't bad! Beats the pants off of Mickie Dee every time!


  1. I sure looks verry yummy, I've never have eaten lamb.I not realy a meet eater any way.Thanks for posting. hope you and yours are enjoying your holday,Take Care.((Hugs))xx

  2. Hi Marie, this is the first time I have commented. I love following your blog and adore your recipes. so thanks for taking the time during your holidays to add this recipe. We love lamb in our family and Spring lamb is out now. Have a wonderful holiday and thanks again for showing the recipes for all these delicious recipes. Ann ~ Australia.

  3. This looks lovely! Great for a Sunday supper xxxx

  4. You're not supposed to be doing this! But thanks, anyway. It does look yummy. I've never cooked a lamb. xo Jenny

  5. I thought..isn't she in ..Cumbria? (sp? name?) Thanks for taking the time!
    Hope you are having a ball!

  6. Good old M & S - how I miss them! HOpe the weather is being kind and hols are wonderful :)
    Mary x

  7. Oh, this does look good, Marie--and I love the simple but tasty sides you've paired this with in the photo! It's autumn lamb season now here, so I think we'll have to try this as a Sunday roast one day soon! Happy times on your holidays, dear friend--LOVE YOU LOTS ((BIG HUGS))

  8. Fancy hearing from you Marie....

    MMMMMmmmmm.....M&S I remember it well.

    Hope your having a fantastic time ;)

  9. I had some M&S foods when I was in London six years ago. I loved seeing all they had in their food section. Hope you are having a wonderful time.


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