Sunday, July 5, 2015

Chow Down to Eurovision 2015 - Montenegro

Good evening Europe and good morning Australia....

The Chow Down to Eurovision 2015 will now continue semi final two with Montenegro.

There has been a little bit of a gap (ok a big gap) between our last country San Marino which I posted while in Vienna and now.... I was a little bit busy having the most amazing time of my life.

Did he only pack one shirt??

In my research for the dish to represent Montenegro I read about one dish that was a whole lamb that was stuffed with 6 chickens!

The prospect of a lamb and 6 chickens rotating over red hot coals is enough to get me inappropriately excited but the reality of it happening as a mid week meal just isn't practical.

So as my tweet suggests, I had to scale it down which really means I just made it up.
I had the opportunity to chat with Knez who represented Montenegro this year so naturally I had to find out if he knew about this lamb and chicken dish.
He really likes that shirt....

Montenegrin Lamb stuffed with chicken AKA Lambkin
  • 700g lamb rump roast (what was in the freezer)
  • 300g chicken mince
  • 1 small brown onion
  • Handful of parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • In a food processor add chicken mince, onion, parsley, pinch of salt and pepper
  • Pulse till combined
  • Cut a pocket along the centre of the lamb
  • Stuff with chicken mixture
  • Brown the lamb in a hot fry pan
  • Cover with aluminium foil and bake at 160°C for 1 hour
  • let rest and slice

Surely what ever meat needs is more meat right??

Two meats and one veg?
It's a strange adventure but not completely unenjoyable, cold on warm buttery toast heaven.

Bringing the Baltic flavour to Eurovision 2015 Knez performed the crowd pleasing Adio.
Placing 9th in semi final two was enough to secure a place in the final where Montenegro ended the night 13th.
Knez delivers the expected professional performance given his experience and the water nymphs backing  are the perfect support.
A bit of trivia Knez's daughter Xenia is one the backing singers.

Past Montenegro Chow Down to Eurovision:
2013 Sesame Chicken Soup

1 comment:

  1. Interesting and unusual recipe Jason! I can always feel your Eurovision passion shine through your posts!