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Lamb With Artichokes, Fava-Beans And Yogurt | Mediterranean Diet

Med Coolman | Friday, November 18, 2016 | | |

A Dish of Lamb With Artichokes, Fava-Beans And Yoghurt
Lamb With Artichokes, Fava-Beans And Yoghurt Recipe


For the lamb

  • 2 racks of lamb, about 1.4 lb each, with the chine bones removed and trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes,
  • Freshly ground pepper and Kosher salt to taste
  • Lemon zest of one lemon
  • 6 tablespoons of extra-virgin oil
  • 2 springs of fresh rosemary
  • 10 peeled and lightly pressed medium sized clove garlic

Vegetable mixture

  • Freshly squeezed juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin oil
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 6 tablespoons dry vermouth
  • 10 oz. Cleaned shiitake or morel mushrooms (stem removed if using shitake mushroom)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • A 6 oz jar of drained, and marinated artichokes
  • 2 lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup peeled fresh or frozen Fava beans.
  • ½ cup of low-sodium broth

For serving

  • 1 jar of goat horn pepper dipped in oil
  • 2 cups whole milk Greek yogurt, stirred until smooth


Marinate the lamb:

In a baking dish, place the lamb in a medium bowl. Mix the olive oil, garlic, pepper flakes, lemon juice and zest.
Coat the lamb evenly with this marinade and cover with a plastic wrap. 
Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours and a maximum of
up to 12 hrs.

To cook the lamb: 

Remove the lamb from the fridge and let it be at room temperature for about an hour. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the pieces of garlic, lemon peel and rosemary from the lamb, then season the lamb with pepper and salt to taste. Over medium-high heat, heat a 12 inch dry, oven proof skillet for an about a minute. 

Place the lamb in the skillet fat side down and sear for about two minutes, do this to the other side. 

Transfer this to an adequate plate then pour off the fat from the skillet and return the racks to the skillet, bone side down and roast in the oven for about fifteen to twenty minutes or until the lamb is golden brown or if you want it rare, your instant thermometer should register 125 degrees and 130 degrees for medium rare respectively.
After cooking transfer to a chopping board and let it rest.

To prepare the vegetables: 

In a skillet, heat the olive oil until it is shimmering hot, add the
mushroom, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt and the marinated artichokes. 

Cook this for about 2 minutes. Add the vermouth and cook until reduced by half. Next, add the Fava beans and chicken broth. Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes on medium-high heat; make sure to stir occasionally until the liquid has reduced by half.

Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cayenne, butter, and lemon zest. Swirl the pan until the butter is incorporated. Add salt to taste.

To serve: 

Stir the yogurt in a medium sized bowl until smooth and light and let it settle for approximately ten minutes.

On 8 plates, spoon ¼ cup of the yogurt and spread lightly. Top this with 1 tablespoon of oil and 4 or 5 strips of peppers.

Cut the racks into separate chops, spoon ¼ cup of the vegetable mixture over the yogurt then arrange 2 chops of lamb on each plate and serve.

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