Saddle lamb

Ingredients for Making Lamb Saddles

  1. Lamb meat 1 kilogram
  2. Fresh rosemary 2-3 sprigs
  3. Medium-sized garlic 2-3 cloves
  4. Canned anchovies 1-2 pieces
  5. Olive oil 50 milliliters
  6. White Wine Vinegar 85 milliliters
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Black peppercorns to taste
  9. Ginger Root Fresh Medium 1/4 Part
  10. Dry red wine 100 milliliters
  11. Fat mutton melted 200 grams
  • Main Ingredients
  • Serving 5 servings
  • World CuisineItalian Cuisine


Cutting board, Knife, Twine, Needle, Deep pan or heat-resistant deep pan, Oven, Bowl, Kitchen stove, Tablespoon, Coarse grater, Hand mortar and pestle, Wooden spatula, Serving dish, Scissors, Kitchen paper towels, Plate - 2 pieces

Cooking lamb saddles:

Step 1: prepare the lamb meat.

The lamb's saddle is a delicious meat with a bone from the lower part of the lamb's back, namely the lower part of the loin and the renal part of the back. In fact, this is very tasty meat and, if cooked correctly, then the dish will take pride of place on your holiday table. But first, we wash the meat ingredient well under running water and put it on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, we clean the meat from fat and film. Once again, we rinse the main component of the dish well under running water and then wipe it dry with kitchen paper towels. Now it is very important to correctly dress the rib bones with twine thread, so that during the baking process the lamb saddle does not break up. To do this, we thread the thread into a needle and with the help of these improvised objects we pierce the meat from one edge between the ribs, then we fix the thread, making a loop around the first rib. And after - we bind a piece of mutton with a thread, making loops through each circle near each rib. We should have such a “crown”. At the very end, we tie a thread around the last rib and cut it with scissors from the needle.

Step 2: prepare the anchovies.

Canned anchovies give our dish an unusual aroma and taste. But first, we need to process them so that they give more juice and flavor to the lamb. To do this, put the fish on a cutting board and grind the ingredient with a knife into small pieces. Shred finely chopped anchovy in a free plate.

Step 3: prepare the rosemary.

We wash the rosemary under running water and wipe the ingredient dry with a paper towel. This spice will give our dish an unusual aroma. Attention: but if you haven’t added this fresh spice to dishes before, then you should add literally 1 sprig and feel the aroma first. If you like this smell, then add all the remaining branches without a doubt, since rosemary is ideal for such a dish as a lamb saddle. And rosemary itself has a coniferous, camphor aroma and slightly island flavor. Set aside some fresh spices, and chop 1-2 branches finely on a cutting board with a knife. Shredded ingredient is transferred to a free plate.

Step 4: prepare black pepper with peas.

We spread a few peas of black pepper in a hand mortar and crush the ingredient with a pestle to the state of crumbs. Thus, this spice will give our dish more aroma and pungency.

Step 5: prepare the lamb saddle.

Pour a small amount of olive oil into a saucepan or deep pan and add lamb melted fat. In the same capacity we add half of finely chopped anchovies and a couple of sprigs of rosemary. We put the pan over medium heat and, constantly stirring everything with a wooden spatula, fry the ingredients a little, to subsequently give the dish a sharpness. Then add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, pour red wine into the container and again mix everything well with a spatula. And only after that, put the lamb in the pan and pour it with a tablespoon of hot mixture several times with a tablespoon. We put a container with meat in the oven and bake it at a temperature 180 ° -200 ° C for 45 minutes. Attention: always from time to time we take out a baking sheet with a lamb saddle from the oven and water it using a spoon, a spicy mixture and the allocated meat juice. Thus, the meat will turn out juicier and more tender.

Step 6: prepare the garlic.

Using a knife, peel the garlic from the husk and immediately after that, slightly rinse the ingredient under running water. We spread the garlic cloves on a cutting board and finely chop them into small pieces. Shredded component is transferred to the bowl.

Step 7: Prepare Ginger

For the aroma of the dish, it is necessary to add a little ginger root to it. To do this, peel the ingredient from the peel using an ordinary teaspoon, and simply scrape the skin from the ingredient. Then we wash it under running water and gently wipe the ginger with a paper towel. And now, using a coarse grater, we rub the root into small chips. Shredded ingredient is transferred to a bowl with garlic.

Step 8: preparing a gas station.

So, add finely chopped rosemary and anchovies to the bowl with garlic and ginger and mix everything well with a tablespoon until smooth. After that, pour wine vinegar into the dressing and again mix everything well with improvised equipment.

Step 9: feed the lamb saddle.

After the allotted time for cooking the lamb, we take out the dish from the oven and transfer it to the dish for serving. Using a pair of scissors, we remove the thread and abundantly water the baked lamb saddle with a fragrant dressing and spicy mixture, which remained in the pan. Immediately after this, the dish can be served at the table, offering guests as a side dish fried or baked potatoes, as well as any porridge or pasta. Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- - Attention: if after 45 minutes of baking the meat is still harsh, and this can be checked by gently piercing the ingredient with the tip of a knife or fork, then we extend the cooking time, remembering to pour lamb mixture and juice in a saucepan from time to time. Also, the willingness of meat can be determined by its color. Inside, the main component should not be bright red and after the incision, scarlet liquid should not leak out of it.

- - In addition to rosemary, you can add other spices for meat to your taste.

- - In order to prepare a dressing for a lamb saddle, you can use a blender. To do this, put all the components of the dressing in the bowl of the device and mix until smooth at medium speed for 30 seconds - 1 minute.