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Author Notes: I wanted to use a meat or fish as a base for the dish since the obvious would be to make a salad with the 3 ingredients" mint feta and blood oranges" for this particular contest. I played around with a few ideas until i came up with this, a very simple fast elegant meal. Using a classic combination of lamb with mint and rosemary with the unusual addition of blood oranges .Served with mash potatos with a twist ( feta cheese) The following ingredients are for one person but just double and so on per person. - chez lady S
- 1 large russet potato
- 1 dash milk
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/4 cup feta cheese ( i used bulgarian)
- 1 pinch of white pepper
- 2-3 lamb rib chops
- 1 small handfuls fresh mint
- 1/2 blood orange peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
- 1 pinch dried rosemary
- 1 clove of garlic
- kosher salt
- 1 splash white wine
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- boil potato's for 30-40 min or for one person place whole potato in microwave for 9 minutes ( this method works great for cooking potato's)
- meanwhile saute in a non stick pan a small handful of mint the chopped blood orange, pinch of salt a tsp of sugar and a splash of wine and cook a few minutes until wine reduces and mint is wilted.
- in an other saute pan put 1 smashed garlic clove and a dash of olive oil. Rub chops with salt and blk pepper and sear on each side for about 2-4 minutes (depending on size) on med- hight heat, remove from pan to rest briefly
- whip the potato's, feta cheese a knob of butter, a splash of milk, and white pepper, briefly in a food Processor or by hand do not over whip
- plate dish , place chops over a serving of the mash potato's and pour the mint, blood orange compote over the top of lamb chops.garnish with fresh spring of mint
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dish with Blood Oranges, Feta and Mint