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Moroccan Spiced Rack of Lamb with Chickpea Polenta

1 Rack lamb
1 tb Coriander; freshly chopped
2 tb Mint; freshly chopped
300 ml Meat stock
250 g Selection of root vegetables of your; (turnips, parsnips, choice, baby onions, sweet potatoes, carrots) cut into small dice
50 g Butter
Oil for cooking


Chickpea Polenta:
1 cn Chickpeas; drained and pureed
6 tb Instant polenta
200 ml Milk
1 Garlic clove; crushed

Avieh Spice:
1 tb Coriander seeds
1 tb Fennel seeds
1 tb Cumin seeds
1/2 tb Caraway seeds
1 tb Cardamom seeds
1/2 ts Turmeric
1/2 ts Cinnamon; (all ingredients blitzed together a blender)

Sprinkle the rack of lamb liberally with the avieh spice. Place in a pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes until cooked pink.

At the same time, coat the vegetables with a little oil and roast in the same oven until golden.

Bring the milk and garlic to the boil in a saucepan. Rain in the polenta and cook, stirring continuously until the polenta leaves the sides of the plan clean. Add the pureed chickpeas, season to taste. Heat the meat stock with the coriander and mint, add the butter in small pieces, whisking consistently.

To serve, dress a spoonful of polenta in each serving bowl, cut the lamb rack into cutlets, dress on the polenta. Add the vegetables to the sauce and carefully pour over the lamb. Serve immediately.


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