Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Bite with Belkys: "License To Roast" Colorado Rack of Lamb Served with Aji Panko Potatoes from Panorama
It's one of South Florida's most popular museums, and every year the Moca Museum in North Miami throws a huge fundraiser. Tonight, Moca's pairing up with the chef at a local hotel to create a main meal any party animal would love. Time to rab A Bite With Belkys.
The Chef: Christopher Cramer
The Restaurant: Panorama at The Sonesta Hotel and Suites in Coconut Grove
The Dish: "License To Roast" Colorado Rack of Lamb Served with Aji Panko Potatoes
- 1 rack of lamb
- 1 1/2 cups canola oil
- 2 bunches cilantro
- salt to taste
- white pepper to taste
- 8 medium yukon gold potatoes
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 lb. butter
- 3 tbsp. yellow pepper pasta also known as aji paste (can buy at hispanic market or in ethnic food section of store)
Method of Preparation:
-Begin by making a marinade for the lamb by blending canola oil and two bunches of cilantro in a blender. Pour this over lamb and then add salt and white pepper to taste. Let this marinade for at least six hours.
-Then, into a hot pan, place the lamb and sear it. Then place the lamb into a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes (medium rare).
-In the meantime, peel the potatoes, quarter them and place them in boiling water. Boil them for 20 minutes until tender.
-Drain the potatoes and place them in a mixing bowl, then add the butter, salt, white pepper, the whole milk and the yellow pepper paste.
-Chef Christopher pipes the potatoes into a pastry bag.
To Plate the Dish:
Pipe the potatoes onto a plate, add the lamb, then Chef Christopher adds his special Aji Panko Demi glace, but you can use the store bought kind. Then finish it off with a drizzle of cilantro oil.
Serving Suggestion: Merlot
Belkys Nerey: "This is just one of the dishes Chef Christopher is planning to prepare for the fundraiser on Feb. 10."FOR MORE INFORMATION:
POP MOCA event on Feb. 10, 2007:
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL
Panorama at the Sonesta Hotel and Suites Coconut Grove
2889 McFarlane Road
Coconut Grove, FL 33133