Ramadan recipes: Delicious lamp chops from Chef Ruban Simon

This comforting dish makes for a simple but impressive dinner that your loved ones will undoubtedly enjoy. (Supplied)
Short Url
Updated 15 May 2020

Ramadan recipes: Delicious lamp chops from Chef Ruban Simon

DUBAI: Ruban Simon, executive chef of the 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, shares a delicious recipe for lamp chops that you can replicate at home. This comforting dish makes for a simple but impressive dinner that your loved ones will undoubtedly enjoy.  

Ingredients for marinade:

  • 4l orange juice
  • 1l soy sauce
  • 50g toasted sesame seeds
  • 100g onions
  • 100g ginger
  • 50g coriander seeds
  • 100g daikon
  • 115g Maille Dijon mustard
  • 200g leeks
  • 1.5l mirin (non-alcoholic)
  • 70g choricero pepper pulp
  • 10g garlic
  • 500g vine tomatoes
  • 400g golden apples
  • 20g smoke powder 
  • 4.5kg lamb rack

Garnish:

  • 0.5 g shichimi togarashi
  • micro-coriander
  • micro-amaranth
  • gyoza no kawa
  • 8 g yuzu juice 1.8l
  • 30g shitake mushroom

For the lamb rack marinade:

  • Clean excess fat from the lamb and keep it aside
  • Grind all the spices together
  • Wash and chop all the vegetables and add the liquids 
  • Mix all ingredients and marinate for 48 hours
  • Blend all ingredients together and strain through a colander
  • Place each lamb rack in a bag with 250 ml of marinade
  • Let rest for 12 hours before vacuum cooking at 65 degrees Celsius (150 degrees Fahrenheit) for 2 hours
  • Strain through a china cap 

Method:

  • Fry the two sheets of gyoza no kawa and sprinkle with shichimi.
  • Heat the bag of lamb at 65 degrees to regenerate, then set the lamb rack aside in a warm place and start reducing the gravy.
  • Once the gravy is complete and just before serving, add the yuzu juice. 
  • Place the lamb racks on the grill, then let rest while sautéing the shitake mushrooms.
  • Cut the lamb into 4 chops and place a bouquet of the mushrooms in the center of the plate.
  • Arrange the chops around the bouquet with the bone sticking up.
  • Drizzle with the sauce and decorate the plate with micro-coriander, micro-amaranth, and the crunchy gyoza no kawa.

Serve and enjoy!


Rami Malek to star in new ‘James Bond’ podcast series

Updated 29 September 2020

Rami Malek to star in new ‘James Bond’ podcast series

DUBAI: Ahead of the worldwide release of the 25th James Bond film this November, “No Time to Die: The Official James Bond Podcast” is launching on Sept. 30. 

Hosted by renowned film critic James King, the new six-part series will feature exclusive interviews with the forthcoming film’s cast, including Egyptian-US actor Rami Malek, who is set to play the antagonist in the action thriller.

There will also be interviews with actors Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris, Ana de Armas, Rory Kinnear and Billy Magnussen. 

Film director Cary Joji Fukunaga, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and a host of key behind-the-scenes crew will also feature in the new podcast series.

Each episode will focus on different aspects of the franchise, giving fans the opportunity to learn more about the making of the iconic film series, from the locations chosen and stunts to costumes and music.  

What’s more, the podcast will feature the first listen to Hans Zimmer’s score for the film with brand new recordings from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.