Rack of Lamb with Spiced Aubergines

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  Rack of Lamb with Spiced Aubergines

 The spiced aubergines can be made ahead and reheated just before serving 

Rack of Lamb with Spiced Aubergines

Serves 4 

Ingredients

  • 2 racks of lamb, well trimmed, chined
  • Salt, black pepper and balsamic vinegar

Spiced Aubergines 

  • 1-2 tablesp oil
  • 2 aubergines, diced
  • 1 teasp. ground coriander 
  • 1 teasp. turmeric 
  • 1 teasp. cumin  
  • 1 fresh chilli, chopped, include the seeds
  • 1 teasp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tablesp. wine vinegar
  • 2 tablesp. sugar
  • Salt and black pepper

To Cook

Start with the aubergines. 
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the diced aubergines, sauté for 1-2 minutes then add the coriander, turmeric, cumin, chilli, ginger, garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes over a gentle heat. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, sugar and seasoning. Stir well and simmer for 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning.

To cook the lamb: Cut each rack in half. Season with salt, black pepper and balsamic. Set oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C(400°F).

Heat a large ridged grill pan or other heavy pan. Put the four piece of lamb onto the pan. Brown well on all sides. Transfer the pan to the oven to finish cooking for15-20 minutes. When the lamb is cooked to your taste, remove it from the oven and set aside to rest for five minutes or so.

Serving Suggestions

Carve each rack into 3-4 cutlets put a spoonful of warm Spiced Aubergine in the centre of each plate, arrange the cutlets around it.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 35g 

Fat: 22mg 

Iron: 2.7mg 

Energy: 344kcal