Renvyle House Hotel & Resort, Connemara; recipe for Roast Rack of Connemara Lamb, Herb Crust, Red Onion Marmalade, Black Pudding Stuffing, a

Roast Rack of Connemara Lamb, Herb Crust, Red Onion Marmalade, Black Pudding Stuffing, and Rosemary

Tim serves this in our Restaurant at Renvyle House Hotel & Resot and is a huge hit with our diners

Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 racks of lamb, trimmed
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
200g breadcrumbs
30g chopped parsley
Rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped dill
5 red onions
500ml red wine
1tablespoon grenadine syrup
150g butter
3 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 glass red wine
1 teaspoon redcurrant jelly
2 shallots diced
75g fresh mixed herbs (parsley, thyme, mint)
60 g diced black pudding
Salt and pepper

Method Rack of Lamb
Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas 6. Place the racks of lamb on a metal tray, sprinkle a little oil over it and season with salt and pepper put them in the preheated oven and cook to taste. 

Method Black Pudding Stuffing
Sweat of the diced shallots, add the chopped black pudding take from heat now mix in the butter, fresh herbs and 100-120g of breadcrumbs.  Keep warm.

Method Red Onion Marmalade:
Peel the red onions, then slice them finely, pre-heat a deep pan, melt 30g of butter.  Add 500ml red wine, 1 tablespoon Grenadine syrup, 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, stir well and cook until all liquid has evaporated and the onions have a shiny purple colour. Keep warm.

Method Rosemary Jus:
Heat a saucepan, add 1 glass of red wine and chopped rosemary. Reduce by one third, add redcurrant jelly and add in the butter a little at a time.

Method Herb Crust:
Chop 25g parsley, dill mix the herbs, salt, pepper and the breadcrumbs in a food-processor until you have a rich green mixture.

Presentation:
Coat the outside of the lamb with the Dijon mustard; add the herb crust onto the mustard.
Cut the lamb into 4 cutlet portions. Place the red onion marmalade in a ring (scone cutter) fill the ring to the half; fill the other half with the black pudding stuffing. Now place the lamb on top of the stuffing, drizzle some of the rosemary jus around the lamb, garnish with some chopped chives and tomato-concasse.

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