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Lamb cutlet with kumquat and curry lacquer with mint tea couscous and coriander


  • confit of kumquats (stock syrup vanilla and anise)

  • long bone lamb cutlets, trimmed

  • For the lamb marinade

  • syrup of kumquats

  • crushed kumquats

  • 2 star anise – whole

  • 1 tsp curry powder

  • 1 vanilla pod

  • lemon

  • cumin seeds

  • thyme

  • bay leaves

  • ginger

  • For the couscous

  • 1 bundle fresh mint

  • ½ bundle fresh coriander

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 tsp syrup of kumquats

  • smoked paprika

  • ½ cup couscous

  • For the yoghurt dressing

  • 100ml greek style yoghurt

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 tbsp double cream

  • lemon

  • chervil


  • 1.

    Combine all marinade ingredients, pour over the lamb and leave to marinate.

  • 2.

    In a hot pan seal the lamb and allow to caramelise.

  • For the cous cous (make at the same time as cooking the lamb):

  • 1.

    Make a tea with the mint, coriander and garlic sweetening with a little kumquat syrup. In a hot pan add the paprika and pour in the infused water. Add salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and add the cous cous. Allow all the liquid to be absorbed then cover and allow to swell.

  • For the yoghurt dressing:

  • 1.

    Combine together the yoghurt, coriander and seasoning. Adjust the consistency to make a sauce by adding a little cream.

  • To serve:

  • 1.

    When ready to serve dress the cous cous on the plate. Add the lamb and serve with the yoghurt dressing on the lamb. Finish with any remaining pan juices and fresh chervil.

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