LAMB MARINATED IN FRENCH AND CURRY SPICES, VADOUVAN CARROT PUREE, AND KALE
Ariane Duarte, Jamie Lauren, Radhika Desai, Top Chef Season 5 LAMB 1. Clean fat cap off lamb and French bones. 2. Combine ingredients to make marinade. 3. Pour marinade over loins of lamb. 4. Cover completely. Let sit over night. 5. Remove lamb from marinade. Wipe excess off. Season generously with salt and pepper. 6. In hot sauté pan, add about 2 tablespoons blended oil. Heat oil to smoking point, add rack, one at a time, let brown on both sides. 7. Place on a wire rack with sheet pan underneath. Continue same procedure with all nine. 8. In a 450 degree oven, put lamb in for 9 minutes. Let rest until ready to serve. 9. When getting ready to serve, put back in oven for about another 8-10 minutes. 10. Let rest for about 2 minutes, and slice.
SPICE MIX 1. Roast seeds in pan and blend in a coffee blender.
VADOUVAN CARROT PUREE 1. In a rondeau, melt 1/2 lb. of butter. 2. Add garlic, bay leaves and cinnamon. 3. Season with salt. 4. Cook over medium heat until the garlic begins to toast. 5. Add the onions, season with salt and cook until soft. 6. Add the vaudouvan and cook out about 2-3 minutes until aromatic. 7. Add the carrots and cover with stock and cream. 8. Bring to a simmer and cook until carrots are soft. 9. Remove bay leaf and cinnamon. 10. Puree the solids in a vita prep blender, adding cream from the cooking process if necessary to thing the puree to proper consistency for each batch. 11. Put 1 T of butter in the mixture to help make the puree smooth. 12. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary.
LAMB PLATING METHOD 1. Place 2-3 Tablespoons carrot puree in the center of a plate. 2. Top with 1-2 Tablespoons of wilted kale. 3. Place 1 lamb chop (cooked medium rare – medium) on top of kale and carrot. 4. Place 1/2 Tablespoon of raita on top of lamb. 5. Sprinkle raita with chopped toasted almonds. 6. Drizzle lamb with a little toasted almond oil and drizzle a few drops of paprika oil around the plate. 7. Finish the lamb with a little sea salt on the pink part. 8. Garnish with micro greens if available.
LAMB 9 racks of American lamb (8 chops) 2 T blended oil
MARINADE 1 quart plain whole milk yogurt 1 cup coarsely chopped mint 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro 3 cloves garlic coarsely chopped 1 inch ginger coarsely chopped salt and pepper to taste