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Spring lamb with yoghourt mash & spinach with onion

on 09/05/2009

A lovely well-flavoured meal!

I love making lamb dishes. It is the season of young fresh spring lamb. I adore lamb fillets. ( lams haas ). I think it is called lamb loin. It is in my opinion the best from the lamb. So, I made this.

Printable recipe here!
Recipe: For 2 persons
700 gr of new young potatoes, peeled, washed & cut up into 2 or 4
a bag of fresh young spinach leaves, about 300 gr
1 medium onion, peeled & cut up into little pieces
2 sprigs of fresh mint, cleaned & finely chopped
250 gr of unsweetened yogurt, I used sheep yogurt
207 gr of spring lamb: the best lamb loin you can find
black pepper
Maldon sea salt
gluten-free baking margarine
freshly grated nutmeg
1. Cook the potatoes in a large cooking pot until tender. Drain. Mash. Season with nutmeg, sea salt & black pepper. Taste. Keep warm.
Just before serving, add the 250 gr of sheep yoghurt. Sheep yogurt makes the mash a bit lighter & has a lovely, apart & bit sour taste to it. It goes beautifully with the taste of the lamb.
2. Bake the lamb & spinach, just after you mashed the potatoes. So, when you mashed the potatoes, prepare the lamb. Clean the lamb, season with sea salt & black pepper on both sides. 3. Take a large non stick pan & pour some liquid baking margarine in it. Turn the heat on high.
When hot & melted, add the lamb. Fry the lamb on both sides until “rosé “. Depending, on the thickness of the lamb, this can take about 6 to 7 minutes per side. Check if the lamb is done & that it is rosé at the inside, otherwise fry for a couple of minutes extra per side. When ok, lift the lamb out of the pan. Roll it trough the chopped mint & place it all together in aluminum foil. Close neatly the aluminum foil , so that the meat can rest for 5 minutes or so, that the juices of the lamb can come together & the lamb will be tastier.
4. In the same hot pan, add some extra baking margarine, heat up on high. Add the chopped onion & fry until nearly done & brown. Add the young spinach leaves & let them wilt. Stir from time to time. Season with pepper & some sea salt.
5. When ready to serve, stir the sheep yogurt trough the mash & check the seasoning.
6. Take your plates & plate up. Take the lamb out of the foil & cut into thinner strips with a good chef’s knife. The lamb will be perfect: rosé & juicy!
Spoon the mash on one side of the plate, besides that, the spinach onion mix & in front of them the cut up lamb. Spoon the juices of the pan over the lamb & spinach – onion mix. Enjoy!
This is lovely enjoyed with a good glass of red Spanish wine like Viña collado 2007, from Campo de Borga. It is a Garnacha – Tempranillo wine.

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111 responses to “Spring lamb with yoghourt mash & spinach with onion

  1. Dirk says:

    MMMMM….Sophie! it looks delicious! Great flavours combo!!

  2. Manon says:

    Yummie, Sophie! The lamb looks beautifully cooked!! Love the spinach & onion combination a lot! Fab!

  3. clemene says:

    miam ! une assiette complète qui me plaît !

  4. beautiful! I love lamb too… the flavor just can’t be matched.I never thought to use yogurt in mashed potatoes, but that sounds really good! I usually use sour cream, which would have a pretty similar taste I think.

  5. Erica says:

    I don’t like lamb….but your dish looks delicious!

  6. Sapuche says:

    I don’t have lamb as often as I’d like. For some reason it’s a little hard to find where I live. But I’d love to have this dish with yoghurt mash and spinach with onion! Look at that beautiful cut of lamb and those juices on the plate! Wow!

  7. Wow. I’m craving lamb now! It looks delicious.

  8. Kerstin says:

    Oh yum, it looks like you cooked your lamb perfectly!

  9. This looks delicious. We really prefer lamb to beef, and the yogurt mash is a great accompaniment.

  10. Carolyn says:

    What a fabulous spring recipe! I love lamb and mint together. Sounds like a great dinner

  11. The potatoes with yogurt sound amazing! Your meal looks fantastic, and even though I don’t eat red meat I might want to bend that rule for lamb.

  12. I agree with you Sophie, lamb is such an amazing and versatile protein with a unique flavor and texture. I am sure this recipe really perfected that lamb!

  13. Prue Barrett says:

    Hi Sophie I love lamb as well. My parents have a small farm at the bottom of the south island in New Zealand, so when I am there it is lamb heaven! I love braised lamb shanks, my grandmother told me they used to give those cuts to the dogs!

  14. Bunny says:

    I want to eat at your house Sophie the whole meal looks terrific!

  15. Lamb is such a favorite in our household! I love the yoghurt mash accompaniment.

  16. What a lovely meal! I love lamb…we’re having grilled chops tonight.Next time I’ll try your version.

  17. Gail says:

    This looks delicious Sophie! We are very lucky to have an abundance of lamb in Australia and it is a favourite meat of mine.

  18. I love lamb and you’ve cooked it so beautifully Sophie! Well done! 😀

  19. looks great lamb is amazing, I make a good lamb curry, here in America folks don’t seem to eat it all that much its a shame, have a great sundaythanks for stopping by Rebecca

  20. Maris says:

    Your lamb looks good but it’s these side dishes grabbing my attention. YUM!

  21. oh my goodness, if I made this at home my husband would think me a super hero – hmm, i just might have to.

  22. Daily Spud says:

    Lamb, spuds and mint – classic. I also like the yoghurt addition to the mash, must try that!

  23. Emily says:

    Wow, it looks delicious. Perfectly cooked!

  24. Nirvana says:

    Sophie, this lamb looks sooooo scrumptious!!!! It looks lovely!

  25. We’re big lamb lovers too. I could jump in that photo and polish off that lamb. It is perfectly cooked. Sam

  26. Jamie says:

    I love lamb; it is almost the only meat I make. Yours looks delectable! That spinach looks amazing, too.

  27. The lamb looks like it’s cooked perfectly.

  28. Olga says:

    That sounds like a lovely meal. I wish I had some of it right now 😉 I’ve still never cooked lamb, but usually order it whenever I’m eating out.

  29. Grace says:

    you know, i’ve never added yogurt to my mashed potatoes. i have done sour cream, though, and now i’m convinced that yogurt would be even better. great meal, sophie!

  30. Sara says:

    That is like the perfect meal. It looks so delicious.

  31. We love lamb too! Sounds so delicious!

  32. Junglefrog says:

    That looks like another great recipe Sophie! Love the combination!!

  33. The only time I’ve ever had lamb was in a olga, but this looks great!

  34. oooo, yum yum! Now this is my kind fo dinner!!!

  35. Selba says:

    This looks so delicious! Perfect for a romantic dinner 🙂

  36. ~Dana says:

    You have inspired me to try to cook lamb! I have always wanted to!

  37. Claudia says:

    Lamb is amazing as is your dinner. I want to dine at your house and stop cooking. I love the “sides.” The entire meal sings spring and that’s just what I want to do. Your’re singing to me! (I’m an alto)

  38. Miette says:

    Wow! Sophie, what a lovely meal! I love lamb! Your recipe are very mouth watering, as usual! Love all that you create!Cheers,Miette.

  39. Ben says:

    Yummy! I need to eat more lamb and I think this is the perfect time of the year to get it. The side dishes look so yummy!

  40. Sophie says:

    @ everyone: thanks for those lovely comments!! really appreciated!!

  41. This meal looks amazing! Like a dish from a very fine restaurant! Lovely.

  42. Peter M says:

    Oh Sophie, that lamb is cooked to perfection…you’re after my heart and tummy!

  43. Diana H says:

    Sophie, that lamb looks delish. Lamb is one of my favorites. Nutmeg and Sheep yougurt in the potatoes, that sounds great.

  44. Jan says:

    This looks to die for, Sophie. I love lamb, and your veggies sound magnifique.

  45. Sophie says:

    @ everyone: Thanks! I think that spring lamb is so lovely & has a tasty texture! If it wasn't so expensive, I would eat it 2 X/week!

  46. Judy says:

    I love lamb, but it has gotten so pricey here in the States. Your meal looks divine, one that I would greatly enjoy.

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