Grilled Lamb Loin & Minted Celeriac Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 35 min.
Chef/Owner Jason Wilson
This rich lamb salad combines fresh figs, celeriac, mint, and crème fraiche; then tops it off with a Cabernet dressing.


  • 4 lbs lamb loin, trimmed and silver skin removed
  • 2 Tbs kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs ground fennel
  • 2 Tbs ground coriander
  • 1 Tbs ground pepper
  • Cabernet Dressing:1/4 cup cabernet sauvignon wine
  • 1/4 cup shallots, brunoise
  • 2 Tbs rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper o taste
  • Salads:1 bunch mint
  • 2 lbs celery root
  • 1/2 cup crème fraiche
  • salt to taste
  • 12 black figs (fresh or dried), sliced in quarters
  • 2 cups arugula, torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup radicchio leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup frisee, centers only, torn into small pieces


  • Marinate the lamb loins in salt, fennel, coriander and pepper for 10 minutes by rubbing them evenly by hand. Allow the loins to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • On a hot grill or grill-pan, mark all sides of the loins and grill to medium-rare; allow the loins 5 minutes to cool and rest.
  • Cabernet DressingCombine the wine and shallots in a small mixing bowl for 15 minutes. Add the rosemary, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper and whisk together to form vinaigrette.
  • Salad Finely julienne the mint and celery root. Season the crème fraiche with a bit of sea salt and toss with mint and celery root. In a separate bowl, toss the figs, arugula, radicchio and frisée with just enough cabernet vinaigrette to dress salad.
  • To serve slice the loins thinly and place on a plate in a shingled manner, leaving room for the two salads on the side. Season the lamb with sea salt and a bit of the cabernet vinaigrette. Add a small amount of each salad on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 512
  Calories from Fat 297 (58%)
(51%)Total Fat 33g
(59%)Saturated Fat 12g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
(37%)Cholesterol 110mg
(47%)Sodium 1117mg
(19%)Potassium 672mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
(20%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 12g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(62%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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