A reprise for National Lamb Day:
How Do I Love Ewe? (With apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
How do I love ewe? Let me count the ways
That lamb tempts the taste buds and any hunger stays.
Of course I love ewe roasted, but still a little rare.
And I love ewe butterflied, from all the bones carved bare.
I love you chopped or diced and threaded onto sticks,
With capsicum and onion to get my vege fix.
I love you minced with salad in a burger bun
And chewing on the chop bones is always lots of fun.
I love ewe tender barbequed, the smokey taste sublime,
And shanks cooked long and slow for flavour that’s divine.
I love ewe marinated, with mint or coriander,
And many other ways my appetite ewe pander.
Though, proud Kiwi that I am, would be hard to find one keener,
My favourite way to cook ewe is how it’s done in Argentina: