THIS VALENTINES DAY, NOTHING SAYS LOVE LIKE LAMB
This Valentines Day, forget the conventional gift of expensive perfume and ditch the chaos of overcrowded dining. Break the stereotypes and woo your lover in the seclusion of your own home with the seductive scent of Lamb.
An evocative fragrance inspired by love, the aroma of home-cooked Lamb is the unexpected gift that reveals the true romantic within. Let the succulent flavours and intoxicating essence tantalise the tastebuds; to get you and your partner sizzling beyond the kitchen!
Get the pulse racing with Char-grilled Lamb chops with pumpkin and pea frittata or indulge in a luscious Roast rack of Lamb with sweet pea crust and pumpkin aioli.
If its a casual affair you prefer, grab a picnic rug and head to inspiration point for mouth-watering Lamb patties with pitta bread, hummus and tabouli.
One thing is for certain - these deliciously tempting Lamb dishes will have your object of desire coming back for a second serving this Valentines Day!
Roast rack of Lamb with sweet pea crust and pumpkin aioli
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
Serves: 2 Ingredients
2 Lamb racks (4 cutlets per rack)
2 tbsp frozen peas, defrosted
25g soft butter
2 tbsp shelled pistachios
½ cup soft breadcrumbs
1 egg yolk
steamed broccolini, roast potatoes and gravy to serve
1/4 tsp crushed garlic (optional)
2 tbsp good quality mayonnaise
100g peeled pumpkin, cut into 2cm pieces
1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Place the peas, butter, pistachios, breadcrumbs and egg yolk in a food processor or blender. Blend until well combined. Press the pea crust mixture onto the top side of the Lamb racks (but not on the bones).
2. Place the Lamb racks in roasting dish. Roast for 20 minutes for rare, 25-30 minutes for medium and 35-40 minutes for well done. Remove Lamb from oven, loosely cover with foil and rest for 10 minutes before serving.
3. To serve, cut racks in pairs and serve 2 pairs on each plate, accompany with broccolini, potatoes and gravy. Serve the pumpkin aioli on the side.
To make pumpkin aioli: steam or microwave the pumpkin until tender. Mash with a fork and allow to cool slightly. Stir in the garlic and mayonnaise.
Roast Rack of Lamb with sweet pea crust and pumpkin aioli - www.femail.com.au/roast-rack-of-lamb.htm
Lamb patties with pita bread, hummus and tabouli - www.femail.com.au/lamb-patties-with-pita-bread.htm
Char-grilled Lamb chops with pumpkin and pea frittata - www.femail.com.au/chargrilled-lamb-chops.htm