Chef Thomas Griese Molasses n’ bourbon glazed leg of lamb

  • Prep time 0Min
  • Cook time 6Hr
  • Technique
  • Meat Lamb
  • Cut Leg
  • Serves 3

Molasses n’ bourbon glazed leg of lamb

Ingredients

¼ cup toasted peanut oil
1 three pound Australian boneless leg of lamb, trimmed 1
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
½ cup black strap molasses
½ cup orange marmalade
4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
4 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped

Leg of lamb braise:
2 each Serrano peppers, whole
2 cups chicken stock
1 each red pepper, chopped
1 cup bourbon

Cous cous:
2 cups pearled cous cous
4 cups chicken stock
½ cup red Piquillo peppers, chopped
1 cup grilled onions, chopped
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
Lemon vinaigrette as needed, recipe below

Lemon Vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

Garnish:
Yogurt tzatziki sauce as needed
Fresh rosemary springs as needed

Method

Preheat a large dutch oven over high heat and add peanut oil. Meanwhile, season leg of lamb with salt and pepper. Once oil begins to smoke, add leg of lamb and sear on all sides until golden brown. Next, combine molasses, marmalade, garlic and thyme in a small bowl. Remove leg from the dutch oven and rub with molasses mixture. Marinate overnight under proper refrigeration.

For the Leg of lamb braise: Preheat oven to 350F. The following morning, combine all of the braising ingredients in a large dutch oven and mix until combined. Add leg of lamb and cook for 4-6 hours, or until leg of lamb is fork tender. Reserve until ready to use.

For the Cous cous:In a large sauce pot add all ingredients, except fresh herbs and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook until cous cous is al dente. Once cooked, fold in herbs and lemon vinaigrette. Reserve until ready to use.

For the Lemon Vinaigrette: In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except for olive oil, salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in olive oil until completely emulsified. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Reserve until ready to use.