Lamb Tartare

Lamb Tartare
By: Jaime Zavala

Ingredients: Serve 4
Rosemary oil
20 grams rosemary leaves
½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Blanch rosemary leaves. Separate leaves form stems and place in a blender. Add the olive oil and purre until smooth. Set aside

Mushroom Relish
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 cup assorted mushrooms, sliced, with stems removed
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon orange peel, finely chopped

In a skillet, heat olive oil over moderate heat sauté onion and mushrooms. Add red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

Place the mixture into a food processor and process until cut into ifne pieces.

Remove from the food processor and add the orange peel. Set aside.

Lamb tartar
¼ kilo lamb loin, ground or finely cut
¼ cup shallots, finely chopped
½ teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon truffle oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon chopped parsley rosemary sprig, for garnish

In a ceramic bowl, using two table forks, place the ground lamb, shallots, mustard, truffle oil and lemon juice. Mash until fine season with salt and pepper. Add the chopped parsley.

On a dinner plate, place a 1 inch thick mold. Place a spoonful of lamb tartar inside the mold then flatten. Top with a rosemary sprig. Around the mold drizzle with the rosemary oil and place 1 teaspoonful of mushroom relish. Repeat procedure with the other three remaining dinner plates.
Remove mold before serving. 

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