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
8 oz. lamb loin
2 Tbs olive oil
fresh minced rosemary
garlic to taste
Coat the lamb loin with olive oil, herbs, and garlic.
Marinate for 2 hours at room temperature.
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.