Recipe courtesy of Lynn Crawford
Print
Lamb Carpaccio with Lamb Turnovers and Greek Salad
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 20 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 trimmed lamb loins (about 8 ounces each)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Greek Salad, recipe follows
  • Lamb Turnovers, recipe follows
Greek Salad:
  • 1 cup finely chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lamb Turnovers:
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 8 ounces ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Four 17 by 12-inch phyllo sheets, thawed if frozen

Directions

Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, the oregano, mustard and garlic. Coat the lamb and let stand for 1/2 hour at room temperature. 

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add the lamb and sear on all sides, turning often to achieve good even color, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and chill in the freezer 20 minutes until cold. 

Slice the lamb as thinly as possible. Pound the slices between layers of waxed paper until paper-thin. To serve, arrange the lamb slices on a salad plate. Top with Greek Salad and Lamb Turnovers.

Greek Salad:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives, olive oil, parsley, scallions and lemon juice, and toss well. Season with salt and pepper.

Lamb Turnovers:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon butter, garlic and shallots. Cook until soft. Add the ground lamb and cook until done. Remove the mixture to a bowl and cool for 5 minutes. Add the feta, herbs and nutmeg, and season with salt and pepper. 

Melt the remaining 1 stick butter in a small saucepan, and then cool. Cover the phyllo stack with 2 overlapping sheets of plastic wrap and then a dampened kitchen towel. 

Arrange 1 phyllo sheet on a work surface, with a long side nearest you. Keep the remaining sheets covered. Brush with some melted butter. Top with another phyllo sheet and brush with more butter. Cut the buttered phyllo stack lengthwise into 6 strips. 

Put a heaping teaspoon of lamb filling near one corner of a strip on the end nearest you, and then fold the corner of the phyllo over to enclose the filling and form a triangle. Continue folding the strip, like a flag, maintaining a triangle shape. Put the triangle, seam-side down, on a large baking sheet and brush the top with butter. Make more triangles in the same manner, using all of the phyllo sheet and filling, making 12 turnover. 

Bake the triangles in the middle of the oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool slightly.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Lamb Bolognese

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Lamb Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Roasted Squash and Beef Carpaccio Salad

Grilled Lollipop Lamb Chops

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Grilled Lamb Chops

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Juicy, Tender Lamb Chops

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Fried Lamb Cutlet in Rosemary and Garlic

Recipe courtesy of Ryan Fancher

Slow Roast Lamb with Mint Mustard Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Siba Mtongana

Smoked and Roasted Leg of Lamb

Recipe courtesy of Renee Erickson

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Late Nite Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here