Herdwick Lamb and Black Pudding
Two of my favourite things, the recipe is really easy, I have seen them ready made in some good butchers shops, but you can easily make your own
If you don't want to bone out the lamb racks yourself, speak nicely to your butcher he'll happily do it for you
Salt & freshly ground pepper
1 Rack of Herdwick lamb, boned but include the flap of skin and fat
A good handful of fresh thyme
Some good quality Black pudding
Preheat the oven to 220C
On your chopping board Lay the boned rack of lamb out flat and season well with salt, pepper and thyme leaves all over the inside.
Cut the Black pudding to the size of the lamb
Place black pudding in the middle of the lamb, roll the rack up nice and tight, tie it with kitchen string, you can get someone to help you with this
Season again with salt and pepper
Seal the rack in a pan with a small amount of oil, colour till golden
Now Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, Remove, cover and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Slice into even pieces and serve with mashed potatoes, buttered spinach and a simple gravy