Recipe

Pistachio Crusted Rack Of Lamb With Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes And Peasant Style Sauce

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 (3 chop) racks of lamb, drenched
  • Essence
  • 1 cup Creole Mustard
  • 1 cup ground pistachios
  • 1 cup fine dried bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onions
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup peeled, seeded and chopped fresh Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 pound kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 pound large green stuffed olives with pimientos, halved
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions, green parts only
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup dark lamb or veal stock
  • 4 cups Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Season the racks with Essence. Place the racks, bone side up on the grill and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the grill and cool. Smear each chop with Creole Mustard. In a mixing bowl, combine the pistachios and bread crumbs with the olive oil. Season the crumbs with Essence. Mix the crust thoroughly. Dredge each rack in the bread crumb mixture, coating each rack completely. Place the racks on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the oven. Roast the chops for 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare. In a large saute pan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions. Season with salt and cayenne. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring. Add the tomatoes, olives, garlic, green onions, and herbs, and black pepper, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the chops from the oven and rest for about 2 minutes before serving. To serve, mound the potatoes in the center of each plate. Spoon the sauce around the potatoes. Slice each rack into individual chops. Arrange three chops around each mound of potatoes. Garnish with green onions.