The Irish often combine meat with potatoes and this is a knockout example of how it should be done.
Roast Rack of Irish Lamb with Fondant Potatoes, Pea Puree and Rosemary Jus
2 full Racks if Lamb
4 Large Rooster potatoes
100ml Chicken stock
400g Fresh frozen peas
5 Leaves of mint
12 Cherry tomatoes
Prep the lamb and remove any excess fat and season with salt and pepper.
Heat a frying pan and add a little vegetable oil. Color the meat on both sides until golden brown, then place in a hot oven 180 – 200.
Peel and wash the rooster potatoes, cut the potatoes to desired shape. In a frying pan, slowly color the potatoes until golden brown and place the potatoes in an ovenproof dish and add 100g of butter and 100ml of chicken stock. Season with a little salt and pepper.
Dice the shallots and place in a pan with the butter; slowly cook until the shallots are tender but not colored. Cook the peas until tender, and then add to the shallots and butter. Mash or blend until the peas form a rough puree. Just before serving add the chopped mint and add salt and pepper to taste.
Place cherry tomatoes in a metal container. Drizzle olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar over then. Season with salt and pepper and just a pinch of sugar. Place under a low grill for 1-2 minutes until the tomatoes are tender.
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