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3 Rib-Sticking Comfort Food Recipes from Local Chefs

BY The Editors | December 14, 2017 | Feature Features

To help you savor the last two chilly months of winter, we asked valley chefs to offer up their favorite rib-sticking recipes for warming up the soul.
Chef Christopher Brugman's Moroccan-Spiced Lamb

Chef Christopher Brugman’s Moroccan-Spiced Lamb
(Serves: 2-4)

• 14-16 oz. domestic lamb rack, 4 bones, cap on
• 1 ¼ cups tandoori spices
• 2 tbsp. kosher salt
• 2 ½ tsp. mustard powder
• 2 tsp. nutmeg
• 2 tsp. cardamom
• 2 tsp. cinnamon
• 2 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
• Lemon oil, as needed
• Pea tendrils, as needed

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together until well-incorporated.
2. Coat the lamb rack with a touch of lemon oil; then dust the lamb with the Moroccan spice blend and rub in well. Marinate in the rub overnight or
cook immediately.
3. Roast the lamb in a wood-burning oven (convection is fine too) until caramelized and cooked to the desired temperature, typically, 12-15 minutes for medium rare.
4. Let the rack of lamb rest for 6-8 minutes; slice between the bones; and shingle on a serving platter.
5. Spoon a generous amount of butter (preserved lemon butter is recommended) and garnish with pea tendrils and or bulls blood (microbeet greens)

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