|5 tbsp||olive oil|
|½ tsp||whole nutmeg (divided)|
|250 g||green olives|
|250 ml||chicken broth|
|3 sprigs||rosemary (leaves)|
|25 g||Parmesan cheese|
|1 kg||rack of lamb|
Etna Rosso, 2011
Etna Rosso, with its light texture, intense minerality, and elegant fruit flavor, is the perfect wine pairing for lamb.
Sauté shallots in butter for approx. 3 – 5 min. until translucent.
In a large bowl, mix together the pistachios, breadcrumbs, egg, mustard, shallot and olive oil. Stir thoroughly to combine.
Using a fine grater, grate nutmeg into pistachio mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir well.
Place pistachio mixture onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Form into a cylindrical shape and tightly wrap. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to set.
Add chicken broth and rosemary leaves to a saucepan over medium-low heat and season with salt and pepper. Grate in nutmeg and bring to a boil.
Mix in olives and grate in Parmesan cheese. Stir well to combine and set aside.
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). In an ovenproof frying pan, heat up some olive oil and sauté the lamb over medium-high heat for approx. 3 – 5 min per side. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove pistachio mixture from plastic wrap. Spread on top of lamb. Place frying pan into preheated oven and cook at 180°C (350°F) for approx. 10 – 15 min. Enjoy with polenta!