Roast Lamb with wilted spinach, orzo and sautéed potato salad…
Ingredients for 4 servings
• Rump of lamb 4 pieces of 150g
• Spinach 300g
• Orzo pasta 500g
• Potatoes 450g
• Broad beans 200g
• Garlic 1 clove
• Double cream 100ml
• Raspberry vinegar 1 tsp
• Olive oil 1 tbsp
• Unsalted butter 50g
• Shiso green 1 punnet
• Table salt
• White ground pepper
• Fried leeks to garnish
• Cook the Orzo pasta in 1 litre of boiling, salty water for 3 minutes, then strain and refresh with icy water and reserve. Cook the Broad beans the same way and reserve.
• Peel and dice the potatoes into cubes of 1cm and chop the clove of garlic finely.
• Season the rump of lamb well and sear in a hot pan with a little bit of butter and a drizzle of olive oil.
• Remove the meat from the pan and place it in a roasting tray to cook in a hot oven for 15 minutes at 220C. While the rump is cooking, wash, cook and season the spinach leaves in the same pan then add a drizzle of olive oil.
• Once cooked, remove the spinach and add a bit more oil into the pan, shallow fry gently the potatoes for 5 to 7 minutes. Then remove the potatoes, discard the excess of oil from the pan and pour the double cream to reduce by half.
• Remove the meat from the oven on leave to rest for 5 minutes. While the meat is resting, reheat the Orzo pasta, the broad beans and the potatoes altogether in a saucepan and mix in the chopped garlic and season to taste.
• Slice the meat and arrange the plate as shown on the picture, pour the reduced cream around and add a drizzle of raspberry vinegar. Garnish with fried leeks and Shiso green or salad leaves and serve immediately.
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