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Justine’s Recipe: Harissa Marinated Lamb Rump

Written on 09-May-2019

Congratulations to our interim Chef, Justine, for being awarded our April Client Choice of the Month Award!

Justine is an extremely talented Chef, a real professional and definitely one to watch.

After receiving lots of amazing feedback from our clients, she has been recognised for always doing an amazing job and for making a fantastic impression on everyone she works with.

 A few words from our client:

“Justine is not only an outstanding Chef, she is a pleasure to work with. She is always smiling, polite and genuinely loves her work and it shines out of her. She works well on her own, has great time management and works well with the staff here who all adore her.

Having recently produced an amazing dining experience for a prestigious private event, Justine sent us a recipe for one particularly successful dish which she would love to share with you.

Harissa Marinated Lamb Rump, with Shallot and Mint Chutney and a Pistachio and Yogurt Dressing, served with Asparagus Tips and Parmentier Potatoes.

This recipe serves 4: Lamb Rump Thumbnail

  • 3 tsp harisa paste
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 lamb rumps 
  • 30g toasted pistachio nuts 
  • Enough parmentier potatoes for 4 
  • Enough steamed asparagus heads for 4
  • Salt/pepper 

 For the chutney: 

  • 6 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 4 shallots 
  • 4 tbsp of homemade house dressing 
  • 1 bunch mint leaves

 For the yogurt dressing:

  • 150g Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cucumber 
  • 1tsp toasted crushed cumin seeds  
  • Salt/pepper 

Method:

Make a regular meat brine with water, salt peppercorns, coriander seeds, fennel, thyme and a bay leaf.

Leave the lamb brining for approx 2 hours, wash off well and pat dry.

Mix harisa paste and olive oil together and massage into lamb rumps. Place in a tub, cover and fridge for at least 12 hours.

Chutney

Add all the chutney ingredients into a pan and simmer for 5-10 minutes, set aside.

Yogurt Dressing

Grate the cucumber and squeeze out most of the moisture, add the rest of the ingredients except the pistachios nuts and mix. Place in the fridge until needed.

 When you’re ready to serve, fry off the lamb. If it’s quite thin, just pan fry, any thicker you might need to finish off in the oven. Depending on how pink you want the lamb, depends on how long you cook it for. When cooked leave to rest for 5-10 minutes, then slice. 

To plate

Spoon the yogurt dressing onto a plate, add the sliced lamb, spoon the chutney over the top. Place one portion of parmentier potatoes around the lamb and some steamed asparagus. Sprinkle the toasted pistachios over the top.

 

 

Now that sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you Justine! If you have a recipe you would like to share, please email it over to us.

 

Written By Finola Walsh.    

 

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