The Barefoot Contessa is one of the most talked about chefs nowadays. Her recipes are easy to do, and the end result looks as if you were slaving away in the kitchen. While many of her recipes mix dairy and meat, they can be adapted to fit our kosher lifestyle.
Rack of Lamb Persillade
Adapted from Barefoot in Paris
Persillade refers to a combination of minced fresh parsley and garlic that’s added to a dish near the end of the cooking.
2 racks of Lamb, Frenched
Good Olive Oil
2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, rinsed well and dried
1 tablespoon chopped garlic (about 3 cloves)
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted margarine, melted
1 cup matzoh meal crumbs
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
1. Place both racks of lamb in a roasting pan, fat side up. Rub the tops with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Roast the lamb for ten minutes.
2. Meanwhile, place the parsley, garlic, and margarine in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until finely minced. Add the matzoh meal and lemon zest and process for a second until combined. Taste mixture and adjust seasoning if necessary.
3. Take the lamb out of the oven and quickly press the parsley mixture on top of the meat. Return immediately to the
oven and roast for another 15-20 minutes.
4. Remove lamb out of the oven and cover with aluminum foil. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes, cut in double chops, and serve.