Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Lamb Fillet with Paprika Potatoes and Grilled Halloumi Cheese

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 10 Small potatoes with skin (cut into quarters)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 6 sliced of halloumi cheese about 1/2cm thick
  • 1 Lamb fillet (about 300grs, marinated in salt, pepper, garlic and lemon juice..for 20-30mins)
  • 300grs mushrooms (cut into quarter, I used mixed brown and white for greater flavour)
  • 1 parsley bunch (finely chopped)
  • 1 soup spoon of butter
  • a little olive oil
  • 1 tea spoon of paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a little lemon juice

Place a pan with water and salt on the stove, once boiling add the quartered potatoes and let these cook until they are about 3 minutes from being fully cooked (is intentional that I am not giving you times as cooking times vary depending on potato quality and time, you should know the potatoes you use cooking times). Once that happens remove them from the stove and drain them and place them in a bowl, adding to them salt pepper a drizzle of olive oil 1 garlic minced and the paprika, toss the potatoes in the bowl (not using instrument, only by moving bowl as you want potatoes to remain whole), and once they are all covered you place these in a tray and in a pre-heated oven to 200c for about 25 minutes.

Now place a frying pan with a glug of olive oil on the stove and once very hot, place the lamb fillet within. The idea is to seal and brown off all the way around the fillet, once this is achieved you set the meat aside and let it rest, until there is only about 15 minutes till the potatoes are done, once that happens, place the fillet in a Pyrex and insert it in the oven as well.

Five minutes away from what is in the oven being cooked, place the same pan you used for the meat, on the stove add a little more olive oil, the butter , and the remaining garlic (minced) a little seasoning salt and pepper, and the mushrooms, as it get hot with the pan start tossing the mushroom, regularly until they are 1 minute away from fully cooked (as they take about 5 minutes in all) at this stage add the parsley turn the fire off and toss them a few times. And as you can see all is done at the same time.

While someone serves, you should have a hot griddle, and a little pepper and lemon drops over each halloumi cheese, the griddle must be non stick (don't have one use a non stick pan or frying pan) put a drizzle of olive oil and grill the cheese for about 1 &1/2 minute on each side, and then plate it ...see picture.

This meal also goes well, if you want to replace the meat , with for example home made fish decide.. bom apetite!!!


Alexandra Moura said...

Hum,já almoçava,bjs Alexis.

Ricardo said...

Eu também ...o que tens para o almoço lol....brigada pela visita..e comentário

Anonymous said...

Lamb sounds yummy with halloumi cheese and paprika potatoes - excellent dinner!

Ricardo said...

I am not a big head, but it was really good, the dish is enough for two but as my wife is a vegetarian, I ended up having all the lamb and made her a fish cake, reason lol why I said is good with fish cake lol..Thank you so much for your comment and visit as always I really appreciated it.

Chef E said...

tempting me with tators again aghhhh!

Ricardo said...

tell me what you want to be tempt you with and I will try to comply lol...As I don't want to feel guilty with concerns your baby fat...luv ya...happy Valentine's xxxx

Thx 4 visit and comment ..luv'd it

Sophie said...

What an immense plate of georgous food!! MMMMM.... I love Halloumi with nearly everything! You could start your own restaurant!


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