Loin of Lamb en Croute with Shallot/Balsamic Vinegar Sauce recipe
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Timings & Yeildings
Prepration : 30
Cooking : 30
Total : 60
Yeildings: 4servings
Direction and Ingredients
Amount Ingredient Preparation
--- Roasted Shallot Balsamic Vinegar Sauce
2 cups beef stock
1 1/4 cups balsamic vinegar
1/2 pound butter cut into small pieces
8 each shallots roasted and finely chopped
1 x salt and black pepper to taste
--- Loin of Lamb en Croute
4 6 ounce lamb loins, cleaned
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 x salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 sheets puff pastry
2 each red bell peppers roasted, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch strips
8 ounces feta cheese crumbled
1 cup spinach cooked and drained
1 large eggs beaten with water
1 tablespoon water to beat with egg
 For Roasted Shallot Balsamic vinegar Sauce:  In a medium saucepan place the beef stock and Balsamic vinegar.  Heat them on medium high for 1 to 15 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to 1/4. 

While stirring constantly, add the butter pieces one at a time, and whisk them in so that they are well incorporated. Add the roasted shallots, salt and pepper. Set aside
while you prepare the lamb.

Rub the lamb loins with the 1 tablespoon of
olive oil and garlic clove. Sprinkle them with the salt and the pepper.

In
a heavy skillet place the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and heat it on medium
until it is hot. Sear the lamb on both sides. Cut the puff pastry sheet so
that it is the length of the lamb loin and 2-1/2 times as wide.
Place the
lamb in the center of the sheet. Top the lamb with the roasted peppers,
feta cheese, and cooked spinach. Fold one end of the dough over the lamb.

Brush the other side of the pastry with the egg wash and then fold it over
on top of the other pastry end by two inches. Cut off the extra dough and reserve
it.

Crimp the open ends together with your fingers. Turn the wrapped lamb
over.

Make a braid the length of the lamb with the left-over pastry dough.

Brush the top of the dough with the egg wash and place the braid on top.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Bake the wrapped lamb for 12 to 15 minutes, or
until the dough is golden brown.

Serve the baked lamb with the Roasted
Shallot Balsamic vinegar Sauce.

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