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Rack of lamb with chickpea stew

Method

  • Place the lamb, oil, rosemary and half of the garlic in a large zip-top plastic bag (or a large bowl). Toss well and marinate overnight, turning 2-3 times.
  • When ready, preheat oven to 240°C.
  • Cook the potatoes in plenty of boiling water until just tender. Drain well and then quarter.
  • Place the lamb in a heavy-bottomed oven tray and cook in the oven to the desired degree (about 8-10 mins for medium-rare). Set aside to rest for a few minutes, before slicing into cutlets.
  • While the lamb is roasting, heat the oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot and gently saute the onion with the remaining garlic until softish. Add the chilli paste and toss well. Then pour in the wine, mix and reduce by half.
  • Add the tomatoes, chickpeas, seasonings and parsley to the pot. Mix well and gently cook for about 5 mins. Then add the potatoes, spinach and a squeeze of lemon juice to taste. Mix again and taste for seasoning.
  • To serve, mound the stew on individual plates and top with the cutlets.

Ingredients

  • 4 racks of lamb, French trimmed
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rosemary needles
  • 4 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 10-12 chats (baby potatoes), scrubbed 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 heaped tspn chilli paste
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 2-3 cans diced tomatoes, drained a little
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • freshly ground salt & pepper
  • 4 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • a good handful of spinach leaves, stalks removed
  • ¼ lemon

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