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Grilled Lamb Leg Steaks

September 19, 2010

My eating habits put me in the de-facto vegetarian camp. More often than not, if I’m eating, you’ll find me crunching away at some root, flower or fruit. This has been the case for so long that, each time my father sees me, he comments that my ears look a bit longer, and asks if I’m sure I haven’t sprouted a tail. What a funny one, that fella’.

Sometimes, though, even us vegetarians-by-habit are overwhelmed by dietary deficiency. Our bodies’ ancient hunter-gatherer metabolic pathways, awakened by vegetable-laden circumstance, signal a solid cut of meat is the only relief for our psychic disquietude – and like Christopher Walken & his Blue Oyster cowbell, it is simply all that will do. After all, proteins are the building blocks of life, and most people in the know admit that you can’t really be fit absent your fair share. Moreover, who am I to ignore the signals my body sends me. I’m vain, like everyone else, but not so much to think my ideas are wiser than nature’s wordless ways.

So, every now and again, I’ll stoke up the grill, and char some beautiful cut. Like in other visceral affairs, I’m a leg man – always have been. This probably came from my father too. I still remember him cooing in awe at the pepsi girls surrounding Ray Charles on those old tv ads. What can I say, the apple hasn’t ever fallen far from the tree.

Recipe after the jump…>