Finally I am back after a small family break and of course I am in the kitchen again:)
I have to admit something- I never liked quinoa until I tried the one from Peru (Number 8 brand)- Organic White Quinoa which you can buy in UAE in Union Cooperative.
1) First lets prepare our magic marinade (I highly recommend marinating lamb legs in the morning so they take all the flavors by the evening): mix a good amount of olive oil, dry mint, dry thyme, 3-4 cloves of squeezed garlic, juice of 1 lemon, fresh rosemary, salt and pepper. Rub lamb legs with this delicious marinade, put them in the fridge to rest.
2. Take lamb out of the fridge right before cooking, pour some of the marinade again (the one from the same dish), remove rosemary (so it doesn't burn), cover with foil and bake at 200 C for about an hour- an hour and a half (depending on your taste). After that carefully remove the foil (the steam can burn you-watch out), increase the temperature to 220-230 degrees C and leave it for another 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile lets prepare quinoa: Melt butter in a frying pan or a sauce pan, add 1 cup of quinoa, stir for about a minute, add 2 cups of water, cover it and leave on a low fire until water evaporates. While quinoa is cooking, prepare in a separate dish the following mix: chopped fresh thyme (about a tablespoon), a tablespoon of chopped parsley, 3 cloves of garlic (squeezed). The moment our quinoa is ready transfer it into a bowl and mix it with the herbs you prepared. Add salt and juice of one lemon.
4. Garnish lamb legs with fresh herbs. Put quinoa mix into a small cup, flip it on the plate (same like you used to play with sand forms in your childhood:)). Ready to hear "Ohh yummmm?" Told ya !
Bon Apetite my Glam cooks! (keeping image big below on purpose:)))))