Friday, February 17, 2012

Food Friday - Lamb

As a Valentine's dinner for Igor, I prepared lamb, one of his favorite meats.  With the kids asleep, we were able to enjoy a lovely, candlelit dinner.  (we need to do this more often!)  My sweet neighbor shared this recipe with me; I, of course, made up my own measurements and added a bit here and there. 

Lamb with a Mustard Crust
2 Lamb filets (~150g each)

Crust: 2 Tbs Dijon Mustard
1 Tbs Butter
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tsp Herbs de Provence
1/2 tsp Salt, Pepper

Sauce: 1/2 cup dry red wine
1 Tbs Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp flour
1 tsp Herbs de Provence
Salt, pepper to taste

Lightly coat lamb filets in flour and fry in 2 tbs oil  on medium-high about 5-7minutes until medium-done.  Mix Mustard crust together.  Remove lamb from pan and put mustard paste on one side.  In the pan, mix together the red wine sauce on low, allowing to simmer.  Place mustard-crusted lamb in the sauce and put the pan in the oven (or, if your pan isn't oven-safe, put the sauce and lamb in a casserole dish) on 350F for 8-10 minutes until the crust is golden-brown.  Remove from oven and let the lamb sit for 2 minutes, then serve with sauce.

I  served the lamb with a grapefruit-olive salad (without schrimp), roasted potatoes with herbs, a good red wine and great company - perfect:)

Hope you enjoy it!

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