Of all the breeds, the Soay sheep are considered to be probably the most like their ancestors, and it is discovered on a quantity of islands in the archipelago. On the island of Herta, a feral inhabitants of around 1500 was found; their name is befitting because Soay is Norse for sheep island. The combination of unique crops, climate, geography and the extensive technique of free range farming contributes tremendously to the distinctive Terrior of Karoo lamb. The Karoo is situated in an arid semi-desert area which, at first look and to the untrained eye, looks like nothing a lot in any respect. In reality, however, it is a massively wealthy and diverse setting that has developed over tens of millions of years and is teeming with life. The veld itself is a rich array of shrubs, grasses, succulents and wild herbs, together with various types of wild rosemary, camphor, lavender and sage.
Roast Mutton & Flageolet Beans
At Gerard’s it’s marinated in carob molasses to add a bitter sweetness then closely charred till darkly caramelised. Next, the collar is steamed in a bag for about seven hours then the juices lowered to a glaze. To end, dehydrated fermented pink cabbage is mixed to a powder and peeled and smoked dates deliver the dish together in a harmonic balance of sweetness, saltiness and rich umami. Reserved slow-cooked lamb and roasted garlic cloves may be saved in the fridge, well-covered, for up to three days.