Try a fresh take on the traditional Easter lamb dinner with a Mediterranean-flavored cut of meat in this festive menu from The Little Owl's Joey Campanaro.



For the Lamb
For the Salad
For the Potato Fonduta


Instructions Checklist
  • Make the lamb: In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, curry powder, honey, chile paste, garlic, mustard, and rosemary. Place lamb in a baking dish; pour olive oil mixture over lamb. Turn to coat. Cover and transfer to refrigerator; let marinate overnight.

  • Make the salad: Place carrot and onion in a medium bowl; add enough vinegar to cover; cover and transfer to refrigerator. Let marinate overnight.

  • Make the potatoes: Place potatoes in a medium saucepan. Add heavy cream and wine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until potatoes are easily pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, about 20 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid, and set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove lamb from marinade, wiping off excess; season with salt and pepper. Place lamb chops on grill, fat side down and cook, turning on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer lamb to a baking sheet and transfer to oven; bake until medium-rare, about 6 minutes.

  • Drain carrot and onion and transfer to a medium bowl. Add watercress and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and toss to combine.

  • Pass potatoes through a food mill into a medium saucepan and some of the reserved cooking liquid and place over medium-high heat. Add both cheese and cook, stirring, until cheese is melted and potatoes are warmed through. If potato mixture seems too thick, thin out with a little chicken stock.

  • To serve, divide potatoes evenly among 6 to 8 plates; top each plate salad and 2 lamb chops; serve.

Reviews (2)

Rating: Unrated
Just watched the show, and the Fontina cheese is missing from the recipe. Also, steps 6 and 7 in the recipe are the same, is there a step missing?
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How much Fontina cheese? It is not listed in the ingredients, although it is in the title and the instructions tell us to add "both cheeses".