This is a flavorful lamb dish that is perfect for Easter. The Asparagus Flan screams Spring and the roasted Cauliflower rocks. I will only ever roast my cauliflower after trying it this way. A really fabulous dish! Hope you like it as much as we did.
In a food processor add handful of basil and mint, 1/4 cup parm cheese, walnuts,squeeze 1/2 a lemon, 3 garlic cloves and pulse until it is finely chopped.
2While the processor is running add the olive oil about 1/4 cup through the top opening until it is well incorporated. Set a side some of the pesto to use over the lamb when you serve it.
3Smear the pesto over the lamb place it in a zip lock bag or put in a bowl and cover and let it sit in the fridge for several hours.
4Remove the lamb from the fridge and place it in a roasting pan and allow it to come to room temperature before you put it in the oven.
5Preheat oven to 400 degrees. When it comes to temperature place the lamb in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it rest another 15 to 20 minutes. Slice place slices on a platter and add the pesto on top of on the side. Enjoy!
6FOR THE ASPARAGUS FLAN, This can be made while you are marinating the lamb.
7preheat oven to 325 degrees. Steam your asparagus for about 7 to 10 minutes and add it to the food processor and puree, you will get about two cups of puree.
8Whisk together the eggs, milk, cheese, salt and pepper and nutmeg in a bowl. Whisk in the asparagus puree.
9Place the cup cake liners in the muffin tins and place the tin on a cookie sheet. Fill the tin about 1/2 way. Place in the oven and bake until flan is set. The large cake pan would take 50 minutes to an hour the muffins cook faster so keep an eye on them about 30 minutes. Stick a toothpick in and comes out clean.
10let the flan cool for about 10 minutes
11FOR THE SAUCE, Make the sauce while the flan is cooking.
Place all the ingredients for the sauce in a metal bowl and place over barely simmering water and heat, whisking until the cheese and butter melt about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and serve over the flan.
12Remove the flans from the muffin tins and remove the cup cake liners. Serve with the cheese sauce spooned over the top. YUM!
13FOR THE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
Place the cauliflower on a cookie sheet lined in tin foil and drizzle olive oil on top and salt and pepper and place it into a 400 degree oven until it starts to get golden. Remove and let cool a bit and break off the florets and serve.