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NYE Coffee Crusted Rack of Lamb

As we draw closer to the end of the year, I start to think about all of the Love & Yum shared throughout 2023...


...From special time spent with family, to lots of delicious laughs with friends. We've stuck to our small hinge changes and have enjoyed healthy and delicious food that is nutritious to our bodies. Now, it's time to celebrate with a decadent meal that is sure to delight your tastebuds and fill your belly!


I cannot think of a better recipe to share to celebrate the year than this Aussie Rack of Lamb, crusted with Chicory Coffee and drizzled with delicious Champagne Bearnaise, made easily and quickly in a blender!


What you’ll need:

Lamb

  • 1.5 lb Frenched rack of lamb

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Chicory Coffee Rub:

  • 1 cup chicory coffee (decaf) – Café Du Monde is the best!

  • 1 tablespoon each: garlic powder, onion powder, Greek seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon each: cinnamon, nutmeg, pink Himalayan salt, ground cloves, cayenne pepper & ground pepper

  • ¼ cup of each coconut sugar & pure cocoa powder

Champagne Blender Béarnaise

  • 1 bunch fresh tarragon

  • 2 shallots, minced

  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar

  • 1/4 cup champagne (or Prosecco/sparking wine)

  • 3 egg yolks*

  • 1 stick butter (or plant butter), melted

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Let’s get cookin’:

  1. Simply rub all flesh of rack with Dijon mustard, then coat with chicory coffee rub (you may have some left over). Let sit at room temp for 30 minutes.

  2. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F. Heat cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Melt 1 tbsp butter. Sear flesh of rack for 2 minutes per side. Reduce to low heat and pour in red wine to glaze pan and rack.

  3. Place rack in oven uncovered on lowest rack for 15 minutes.

  4. Prepare béarnaise. Sauté shallots, vinegar, champagne, and ½ of the tarragon. Let cool. Melt butter. Blend together saute and butter with salt & pepper, then add in the egg yolks and blend again.

  5. Flip rack reduce to 200 degrees F (you can cover the bones in tin foil if burning), and cook another 15 – 20 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 125 degrees in the thickest part.

  6. Let sit before cutting. Serve warm with a dollop of béarnaise and a side of organic potatoes and sautéed spinach.

Wishing you joy, love and yum in 2024 and beyond!


XO,

Lindsay

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