Vij's Lamb Popsicles in Fenugreek Curry Cream - Dinner With Julie

Vij’s Lamb Popsicles in Fenugreek Curry Cream

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March 9, 2011

The size of the lamb popsicles will depend on the rack of lamb you buy. If the popsicles are bigger, then four per serving is usually enough; if they are slightly smaller, then go with five per serving. Adapted from Vij's cookbooks (I can't recall which one this is in, and it appears I've either loaned both copies out or been the victim of a very tasteful theft, but this recipe is all over the internet.)

  • Makes: Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Lamb

1/4 cup sweet white wine or apple juice

1/3 cup grainy yellow mustard

1/2 tsp each salt & freshly ground black pepper

2 French-cut racks of lamb, cut into chops

Curry Sauce

2 cups heavy (whipping) cream

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper

1 1/2 tsp dried green fenugreek leaves or crushed seeds

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1-2 Tbsp canola oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp turmeric

Directions

1In a bowl or zip-lock bag, combine the wine, mustard, salt and pepper. Add lamb, stirring to coat, cover or seal and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

2In a medium bowl whisk together the cream, salt, paprika, cayenne, fenugreek leaves and lemon juice. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet set over medium-high heat and saute the garlic until golden. Stir in turmeric and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the cream mixture and cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, or until thickened.

3Preheat your grill or set a heavy cast iron skillet over high heat; remove lamb from its marinade and grill (or cook in a hot skillet drizzled with oil) for 3-4 minutes per side, until medium-rare. Serve popsicles immediately; depending on their size, place 4 to 5 lamb popsicles on each plate. Pour the cream curry over the meat or ladle it into a small bowl and use it as a dipping sauce.

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