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  2. 2. pan-fried lamb loin chops mediterranean australian lamb burger with tomato and mozzarella salad with goat cheese and tomato relish LAMB TOMATO-MUSTARD DRESSING BURGER TOMATO RELISH 8 Australian lamb loin 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 ¾ pounds ground 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, chops, trimmed 2 tablespoons sherry Australian Lamb halved crosswise salt and freshly ground vinegar 1 shallot, peeled and 1 red onion, thickly sliced pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon whole-grain chopped 1 teaspoon sugar olive oil mustard 1 tablespoon capers, 1 teaspoon balsamic chopped vinegar SALAD 6-8 large basil leaves, sliced salt and freshly ground 1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes, halved freshly ground pepper, pepper, to taste to taste 1 cup diced fresh PRESENTATION mozzarella (try the ½ cup cornmeal (or flour), 4 Kaiser rolls or buffalo milk variety SERVES 4 for coating hamburger buns, split for a real treat) PREP/COOK UNDER 30 MIN olive oil, for cooking 4 tablespoons soft goat 4 radishes, very finely sliced roasted garlic australian lamb leg cheese (or chèvre)porcini-crusted australian lamb 6 leaves fresh basil, torn with rosemary potatoesrib chops with fresh pea, mint LAMB TO SERVE 1. To make the burgers, combine ground lamb, shallot, capers, basil and pepper in a large bowl and mix well. Divide mixtureand feta salad 1. To make the dressing, grill 3-4 tomatoes until just soft and place 1 Australian leg of lamb, roasted asparagus into four burgers. Spread cornmeal over a plate and press burg- in a blender with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon sherry bone-in ers into the cornmeal to coat.LAMB PEA SALAD vinegar and mustard. Pulse to combine. Set aside. 2 heads garlic, halved 2. Preheat barbecue or grill pan and brush with oil. Cook the 12 Australian lamb rib 1½ cups fresh (or frozen) peas 2. Now, start the salad. In large bowl, combine tomatoes, cheese, 3 tablespoons olive oil burgers over medium to high heat for 6-7 minutes or until chops 3 tablespoons crumbled feta radishes, and basil. Toss with remaining oil and vinegar. Season salt and freshly ground internal temperature reaches 160° F. extra virgin olive oil cheese SERVES 6 to taste and set aside. pepper, to taste ¼ cup dried, sliced por- ½ cup fresh mint leaves, torn PREP 30 MIN 3. To make the relish, place the tomatoes flesh-side down on 2 tablespoons rosemary, cini or preferred dried 1 lemon 3. Brush chops generously with oil and season with salt and ROAST 1 HOUR 40 MIN the grill and flip after 20 seconds, cooking until skin starts to chopped mushrooms freshly ground pepper, to taste. Cook over medium to high heat REST 15 MIN char. Grill the onions until soft. Transfer to a plate and, when 3 pounds small red 2 leaves fresh basil, torn on a barbecue or grill for 2-3 minutes each side for medium rare, cool enough to handle, dice finely. Place in a bowl, add the potatoes, halved ½ cup cubed crusty bread SERVES 4 or until cooked as desired. sugar and vinegar, season to taste with salt and pepper and mix salt and freshly ground PREP 10 MIN SET 30 MIN Serve chops with the salad and drizzle with tomato-mustard well. Serve warm or cold. pepper, to taste COOK 10 MIN 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut off the tips of the heads of garlic dressing. 4. Grill the buns, cut side down, until lightly toasted. Spread and brush the cut sides with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Set garlic cut-side down on a sheet pan and roast until it is soft to with goat cheese and top with the burgers. Serve with the tomato1. To prepare the lamb, brush generously with olive oil and salt the touch, about 30 minutes. Let garlic cool for 5 minutes, then relish.and pepper to taste. Place dried mushrooms, basil and bread in squeeze the roasted cloves out of the garlic and into a bowl. Mash MAKES 4 BURGERSa food processor and process to a fine crumb. Transfer to plate with a fork and spread over the top of the lamb. PREP 30 MIN COOK 15 MINor bowl and press the lamb firmly into the crumb to form a crust. 2. Meanwhile, place the lamb in a large roasting pan and seasonCover and refrigerate 30 minutes (or overnight) to set crust. with salt, pepper and half of the rosemary. Allow to stand at room2. Heat enough oil in a non-stick pan to cover the base. Sauté temperature for 30 minutes to an hour. Place the potatoes in anchops, a few at a time, over medium high heat until golden ovenproof dish and toss with the remaining oil and rosemary. Setbrown and medium rare, about 10 minutes total, or until cooked desired. To test, press gently with finger. The meat should be 3. Roast lamb for about 1 hour 40 minutes, until it registers 130-firm but springy. Keep warm in a low temperature oven. 135°F on a meat thermometer for a medium-rare roast, or until3. To prepare the pea salad, while the lamb is cooking add peas the juices run clear when a sharp knife or skewer is inserted into pan of boiling, salted water and cook for 30–40 seconds. the thickest part of the meat. When the lamb has been roastingDrain, rinse with cold water and transfer to a bowl. Add feta for 40 or 50 minutes, place the potatoes in the oven and bakecheese, mint leaves, a squeeze of lemon, and 1 tablespoon of until well browned and tender.olive oil. Toss well, crushing peas slightly. 4. Transfer the lamb to a warm platter and let rest for 15 minutes.Serve lamb chops and pea salad with additional lemon and (It will continue to cook as it rests.) Carve and serve with theolive oil on the side. potatoes and asparagus.