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Rack of Lamb with Chanterelles and Lentils in a P

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Category: Main Dish, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Honey
  • 2 md Racks of lamb
  • 1/4 c Fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 12 Chanterelle mushrooms
  • - cleaned and diced
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


6 sl Bacon; chopped
1 Carrot; chopped
1 Onion; chopped
1/2 lb Lentils; soaked for 2 hours,
- and drained
1 qt Chicken stock (or as needed)
1 tb Fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 ts Salt
1/3 ts Pepper

1/2 c Shallots, finely sliced
1 lg Bottle Tawny Port
3 c Veal stock
Salt and pepper (to taste)

Spread the honey evenly over the racks of lamb. Sprinkle on the thyme.

Preheat the oven to 475øF. Place the racks of lamb in a baking pan and
roast them for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they are golden brown and soft to
the touch. Remove the lamb and let it rest.

In a small skillet place the butter and heat it on medium high until it has
melted. Add the chanterelle mushrooms and saut”š them for 3 to 4 minutes,
or until they are tender. Season them with the salt and the pepper.

Slice the racks of lamb between the bones.

In the center of each of 4 individual serving plates place a portion of the
Lentils. Spoon the Port Wine Sauce around them. Place the lamb on top of
the Lentils. Place the mushrooms around the lamb.

Lentils: In a medium large saucepan place the bacon and fry it on medium
high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the carrots and onions. Saut”š them for 3
to 4 minutes, or until they are tender and the bacon is brown. Add the
lentils, chicken stock, thyme, salt and pepper.

Bring the liquid to a boil and then reduce it to a simmer. Cook the lentils
for 1 hour, or until they are tender. Add more chicken stock if necessary.

Port Wine Sauce: In a medium saucepan place the shallots and the Tawny
Port. Heat them on medium low for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the liquid is
reduced to 1/4.

Add the veal stock and cook the ingredients for 20 to 30 minutes, or until
the liquid is reduced to 1/4. Add the salt and the pepper, and stir them
in. Strain the sauce.

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