Herb Crusted American Lamb with Crispy Artichokes & Potatoes
Herb Crusted American Lamb with Crispy Artichokes & Potatoes
Herb Crusted American Lamb with Crispy Artichokes & Potatoes

Herb Crusted American Lamb with Crispy Artichokes & Potatoes

  

August 6, 2020

Oven roasted American Lamb and herbs is a classic pairing- and this recipe adds a garlic aoili on top to round out a show stopping dish!

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins

Ingredients

For the Artichokes and Potatoes

1 lb baby artichokes

4 Yukon gold potatoes; cut in half

4 quarts quarts water

1 lemon; cut in half

3/4 cup salt

1 cup white wine

2 bay leaves

4 sprigs of thyme

2 cloves garlic; crushed

4 lemon peel strips; from one lemon

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

kosher slat for seasoning

fresh cracked black pepper

fresh chopped chives

For the Garlic Aioli

1 cup mayonnaise

1 lemon; juiced

2 tbsp garlic; finely minced

salt and pepper; to taste

For the Herb Crusted Lamb

2 lb American rack of lamb

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp honey

3 tbsp butter; room temperature

1 tbsp fresh rosemary; chopped

1 tbsp fresh thyme; chopped

1 tbsp garlic; minced

2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs

Directions

1Prepared a bowl with enough water to cover the artichokes. Take the lemon halves and squeeze the juice into the water and place aside. Prep the artichokes by removing the tough outer leaves until you reach the yellowish leaves. With a paring knife, cut off the end of the stem and trim the stem and base until you reach the light green leaves. Cut off about 3/4 inch from the top and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the choke ( the fuzzy part) if their is one. After trimming and cutting each artichoke, make sure to place into the prepared lemon water.

2In a large pot over medium-heat, add the water, salt, white wine, bay leaves, thyme, garlic and lemon strips. Add the artichokes and bring to a boil. Add the artichokes and cook for 10-15 minutes until tender. Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a rack lined with paper towels. Place the potatoes into same cooking liquid and cook for 15-20 minutes until tender but not falling apart. Remove and let cool.

3Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

4Gently smashed potatoes with the palm of your hand. Toss potatoes and artichokes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the potatoes and artichokes out evenly on a sheet pan. Bake until crispy, 20-25 minutes. Let cool slightly and sprinkle with chopped chives and kosher salt.

5In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, lemon, garlic, salt and pepper, place aside.

6Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat, sear lamb rack, fat side down until golden brown 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat. In a bowl, combine dijon mustard, honey and mix. Brush the mixture on top of the lamb. In same bowl combine the butter, rosemary, thyme, garlic and bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly until a paste is formed and spread evenly on top, pressing gently to make sure everything adheres. Place lamb in oven and cook for 25-35 minutes until the internal temperature registers 128 -degrees to 130 degrees.

7To serve, place a dollop of aioli on the bottom, top with the artichokes and potatoes and then the lamb. Add more aioli and enjoy!

Herb Crusted American Lamb with Crispy Artichokes & Potatoes

Herb Crusted American Lamb with Crispy Artichokes & Potatoes

Recipe and photos courtesy of the American Lamb Board and Beyond the Bayou Blog. 

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