Cordero a la Miel


This dish is a traditional Spanish recipe that dates back centuries. It is made with lamb, honey, and a variety of spices, and is typically served with rice and vegetables. This dish is relatively simple to make, and can be easily modified to suit your taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg lamb chops
  • 100 ml honey
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
  2. In a small bowl, combine honey, paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and garlic. Rub this mixture all over the lamb chops.
  3. In a large oven-proof skillet or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the lamb chops and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until browned.
  4. Remove the lamb from the pan and set aside. Add the wine and lemon juice to the pan, and cook for 1-2 minutes, until the liquid is reduced by half.
  5. Return the lamb chops to the pan, and spoon the sauce over them.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, until the lamb is cooked through.
  7. Serve with rice and vegetables.

Potential changes & improvements

There are a few ways you can change up this recipe to suit your taste. If you don’t like lamb, you could use chicken or pork instead. If you want a bit more of a kick, you could add more chili powder to the rub. You could also add some chopped fresh herbs, such as rosemary or thyme, to the pan before cooking the lamb.

What other food it works well with

This dish goes well with rice and vegetables, but you could also serve it with potatoes, bread, or a salad.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake people make when making this dish is not searing the meat properly. Be sure to brown the lamb chops on all sides before continuing with the recipe. Another mistake is not reducing the wine and lemon juice enough, which can result in a sour taste.

Nutritional Information

This dish is relatively high in fat and calories, due to the lamb and olive oil. It is also high in protein and nutrients.

Allergens

This dish contains lamb, honey, and garlic. It does not contain any common allergens.


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