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Gold Country Wine Pairing Recipe


Grilled Lamb Loin with Zinfandel Sage Morel Sauce

Recipe developed for Amador Foothill Winery by
Matt Pinsonneult, Chef, Sierra Nevada Tap Room and Restaurant Chico, CA

Heady Zinfandels, like those of the Sierra Foothills, pair beautifully with late-winter meats and mushrooms. This recipe takes fresh spring lamb and marries it with a luscious Zinfandel sauce complemented by the earthiness of sage and morel mushrooms.

Ingredients

8 oz. lamb loin

Marinade

2 Tbs olive oil
fresh minced rosemary
sage
garlic to taste

Coat the lamb loin with olive oil, herbs, and garlic.
Marinate for 2 hours at room temperature.

Sauce:

2 oz. fresh morel, sliced thin (or substitute shitake or oyster mushrooms)
1 cup Amador Foothill Zinfandel
1 tsp fresh sage, minced
1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, minced

1 tsp black pepper
2 Tbs sweet butter

Grill the lamb to taste so it will be done when the following sauce is ready: 

In a small saucepan, combine morel, Zinfandel, sage, rosemary, and black pepper in the amounts listed above. Cook over medium heat, reducing the volume by one-third. Add butter and simmer until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Slice the lamb thinly and serve over a bed of the sauce. Serves two. 

Accompany dish with roasted new potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetable and Amador Foothill Zinfandel.

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