Spoon of Lamb and Wheat Berry Tabbouleh

Serve with Schramsberg Reserve
Makes 16 to 20 spoons

Ingredients

Tabbouleh

  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 1 pint vegetable stock
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon shallot, minced
  • ¼ cup pistachios, toasted and rough chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper

Lamb

  • 1 piece of lamb loin
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seed
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grape seed oil
  • Maldon salt or similar coarse salt

Preparation

Tabbouleh

  • Soak the wheat berries over night in cold water; strain and rinse.
  • Place the wheat berries in a medium pot, cover with the vegetable stock and a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Place the pot over medium heat and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes until the wheat berries are tender. Strain and cool. Once cool, place the wheat berries in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the parsley, mint, dill, shallots, pistachios, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Lamb

  • Season the lamb loin with the ground fennel seed, salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add the grape seed oil and sear the lamb loin on all sides in the grape seed oil.
  • Cook in the pan until medium rare, around 130°F. Remove from the pan to rest.

To serve, lay out Chinese soup spoons or similar style serving spoon. Fill the bottom of the spoon with tabbouleh. Slice the lamb thinly and place a piece on top of the tabbouleh. Garnish with a pinch of Maldon salt and serve.

 

Created by Richard Haake, Chef & Owner, Winery Chefs (winerychefs.com)

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