Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lamb and Rosemary Parcels

Still experimenting with the new ProPoints values and converting recipes is keeping me quite occupied but I must say loving the whole concept behind the new Weight Watchers Program.

Last night's meal of Lamb and Rosemary Parcels fit perfectly into the new plan and we all enjoyed them.

Wrapped in filo pastry the lamb and gravy mixture was comforting and the rosemary added flavour considering there were no real pan juices to use, if you know what I mean? (I find gravy powder mixed with water very bland.)
I guess very similar to a pie, you could easily add extra vegetables such as carrots and peas to turn into a filling pot pie. Now we are talking definite comfort food!!

Lamb and Rosemary Parcels

Serves: 4
ProPoints per serve: 10

cooking spray
600 grams lean lamb strips
1 brown onion, diced
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons gravy powder
2 cup water
12 sheets filo pastry

Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and over high heat cook lamb strips in batches for 2 - 3 minutes or until sealed. Remove to a plate.

To the same pan fry the onion over a medium heat until soft. Add the rosemary and season with freshly ground black pepper.

In a large jug mix together the gravy powder and water. Add to pan stirring continuously until mixture thickens. Add lamb and stir well. Remove from heat. Strain most of the gravy mixture from the lamb using a sieve and reserving the gravy. Allow lamb to cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Working with one sheet of filo at a time, lay first sheet on a flat surface and spray with cooking spray. Top with a second sheet and spray with cooking spray also. Then put a third sheet on top. With the pastry facing longways from you place 1/4 of the cooled lamb mixture near the end. Fold the top end of the pastry over the mixture. Fold both the short sides over the mixture to enclose filling. Spray edges with cooking spray and roll up into a parcel. Continue with remaining parcels.

Place on a lined oven tray and cook fro 20 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling warm.

Reheat gravy and serve with parcels.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)


~Jess Jess~ said...

These look really good... I have printed a copy to try one day.

Peggy said...

We will definitely be trying these! It's like a deconstructed pot pie! love it!