Tasty lamb in balsamic sauce

Servings: 5 Cooking time: 2 hours 30 minutes


I'll tell you here how to cook a delicious lamb. Indeed, many believe that the lamb has a peculiar smell, and because of this, do not buy it. And in vain! This is a great light meat, is not fat, like pork, more tender than beef.

It contains vitamins and minerals (potassium,sulfur, sodium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, iodine), proteins and amino acids in the same amount as in the beef, while the cholesterol in mutton much less than pork or beef (in meat cholesterol ram 29 mg %, in beef - 75 mg% in pork - 126 mg%).. Lamb is almost free from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and it is very rarely infect the parasites. Lecithin contained in mutton, protects against diabetes, the pancreas heals and normalizes cholesterol metabolism.

According to doctors, the people who made the lambmeat in its main power less susceptible atherosclerosis. There's a lot of iodine, which provides normal functioning thyroid gland. It is also much fluoride, which keeps your teeth from decay. In general, it can be said meat has a lot of good. Yes, and just delicious lamb will adorn any table, especially the children's menu.

So, how to cook a delicious lamb, the meat was tender, like a rabbit, and there was no peculiar smell, which irritates many people? Read below how to cook lamb in balsamic sauce.

Ingredients for "Delicious lamb in balsamic sauce":

  • 1.4 kg lamb leg with bone;
  • 1 medium onion;
  • 4 cloves of garlic;
  • 1 cup (200 ml) of orange juice (fresh, if possible);
  • 1 cup of red wine;
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar;
  • 1 tbsp. spoon dry rosemary;
  • 1 tbsp. teaspoon dried thyme;
  • 1 tbsp. spoon of honey;
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper.;
  • salt and black pepper - to taste;
  • a little vegetable oil.

The recipe "Delicious lamb in balsamic sauce":

Cut the lamb flat pieces
Wash and chop the meat of large flat pieces (you can bone). Generously sprinkle them with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Fry the lamb in a frying pan
In a large frying pan, heat over medium heata few tablespoons of olive or sunflower oil. Fry the lamb chops on both sides until light brown (about 2-3 minutes on each side). Do not be afraid to overcook - it will improve the taste of meat.

Remove the lamb on the plate
Put the chops from pan and set aside on a plate until the side.

Fry the onion and cook the sauce
Add chopped onion to the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes until softened.
Add the garlic to the onions and stir, cook for anotherhalf a minute, then pour in the pan orange juice, wine, vinegar, herbs and red pepper. Bring liquid to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer until its volume is reduced almost in 2 times. Then add honey and stir.

Cook the lamb in the oven
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 150 gr.S.
When the sauce boils away half, return the lamb pieces in a frying pan, plunging them into liquid.
Cover the pan with a lid (or foil if youbake in the form) put in the oven. Cook for two hours, and then check on the softness of the meat fork - it should be easily separated from the bone and fibers.

How to cook a delicious lamb
If the meat is soft enough, return the pan to the oven and continue to cook for 10-30 minutes.
Serve this delicious lamb with vegetables, from watering sauce pans. You can add some fried onion rings on top of the meat.
Bon Appetit!

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