Lamb cutlets with herb sauce, fennel salad and Ratte potatoes

2
45 minutes

Ingredients

Lamb

  • 1 rack of lamb, 7-8 bones, French-trimmed
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, bashed but skin left on
  • 1 dash of rapeseed oil
  • sea salt

Fennel salad

  • 1/2 fennel
  • 30g of wild rocket
  • lime juice, to taste
  • sea salt
  • rapeseed oil, for dressing

Herb sauce

  • 10g of parsley
  • 10g of tarragon
  • 10g of dill
  • 10g of wild garlic
  • rapeseed oil, for binding

Potatoes

  • 200g of Ratte potatoes, or other seasonal potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • rapeseed oil, for dressing

Method

1
Preheat an oven to 170°C/gas mark 3 and place an ovenproof frying pan over a high heat with a dash of rapeseed oil. Season the lamb with salt all over, then brown in the pan, ensuring the fat begins to render out and it turns golden. Add the thyme and garlic, then transfer to the oven for 12 minutes to finish cooking. Once cooked, leave to rest for 20 minutes in a warm place
  • 1 dash of rapeseed oil
  • 1 rack of lamb, 7-8 bones, French-trimmed
  • sea salt
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, bashed but skin left on
2
While the lamb cooks, bring a pan of salted water to the boil and add the potatoes. Cook for 20 minutes, or until tender
  • 200g of Ratte potatoes, or other seasonal potatoes, scrubbed clean
3
Finely slice the fennel lengthways on a mandoline or using a very sharp knife. Toss in a bowl with a pinch of salt, a squeeze of lime juice and a drizzle of rapeseed oil, then mix the rocket leaves through it and set aside in a serving bowl. Any fennel fronds can be used to garnish the salad
  • 1/2 fennel
  • sea salt
  • lime juice, to taste
  • rapeseed oil, for dressing
  • 30g of wild rocket
4
To make the sauce, place all the herbs in a food processor blitz, drizzling in just enough rapeseed oil to create a loose, pesto-like consistency
  • 10g of parsley
  • 10g of tarragon
  • 10g of dill
  • 10g of wild garlic
  • rapeseed oil, for binding
5
Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and toss in rapeseed oil, salt and pepper
  • rapeseed oil, for dressing
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
6
To serve, carve the rack of lamb into individual cutlets, then arrange on a large serving platter. Spoon the herb sauce into a bowl, then serve alongside the potatoes, fennel salad and a glass of red wine