Tray bakes are slowly becoming my ‘go-to’ mid-week meal solution of late and its obvious to see why.
The humble tray bake not only roasts everything to gorgeous goldenness but takes away all of the effort involved in cooking dinner.
I simply pop the ingredients onto a large oven tray, season with a little salt and pepper, add a few herbs and spices, drizzle with olive oil and pop into a lovely hot oven where it does all of the work for me. Whilst dinner is roasting to perfection nestled in the oven I have the perfect chance to bath the kids or to tackle the last minute bits and pieces of the day.
So far I have tested chicken tray bakes, as well as salmon and sausage but todays lamb concoction has to be my favourite thus far. The perfectly cooked lamb chops are nestled on a bed of mediterranean vegetables and ‘seasoned’ with a handful of kalamata olives and crumbled creamy shards of feta. To serve, I went to the extra effort of whipping up a little pea pistou, which is basically blanched peas blitzed together with a big handful of basil, a little parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil. The pea pistou dotted over the lamb tray baked was not only delicious but utterly gorgeous.
To serve, I simply popped the tray into the centre of the table and everyone helped themselves. Harry loved picking his lamb chop and even made his way through a good helping of roasted vegetables. The kids steered clear of the feta and olives, however the ‘big kids’ of the family were happy to eat the extras.
To create your own easy peasy lamb tray bake simply…