We love food if it wasn’t evident in our last food post about eating on a diet at Disneyland. We very much love Disneyland Resort food and whether that be through our Partners at Downtown Disney or our favorite restaurants inside the parks, you (and us) can bet that there’s no way you’ll remain hungry during your visit. But what about when you’re home?
Well, our that’s where we come into play folks! As you’ve seen on the site before, we love sharing some of our favorite Disney food recipes that we get from Disney themselves and this most recent recipe we thought would be worthy of a share. If you’re needing an idea for a fancy dinner for you and your honey tonight, perhaps this refined lamb recipe would satisfy your magical tastebuds?
Check out the video above to see Chef Jesse Tiscareno from the famous Blue Bayou restaurant (the restaurant that you pass while on Pirates of the Caribbean) show you step-by-step on how to put together this delicious dish complete with equally good sides!
We’ve included the full recipe for your reference as well below. Happy cooking!
Rosemary Au Jus:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1/4 cup diced shallots
- 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, stems removed, loosely packed
- 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup cabernet sauvignon
- 1 cup beef stock
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
Cannellini Beans for Cassoulet:
- 3 cups dried cannellini or great northern beans
- Ham hocks, about 1 pound
- 1 leek, trimmed
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 4 whole black peppercorns
- 5 cups water
- 1/2 large yellow onion, quartered
- 3 garlic cloves
Cannellini Bean Stove-Top Cassoulet:
- 1/4 cup olive oil or butter
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 carrot, diced
- 1 1/2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 yellow pepper, diced
- 3 cups prepared cannellini beans (from above recipe)
- 6 slices bacon, diced
- Cooked ham hock meat (about 1/2 cup)
- 4 cups beef stock
- 1 herb bouquet (3 stems fresh rosemary and 5 sprigs fresh thyme tied together with kitchen string)
- Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 racks of lamb, (16 ribs total)
- Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 8 tablespoons prepared bread crumbs (recipe above)
- 8 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 1 cup micro-greens rainbow mix, optional Rosemary jus (recipe above), for serving
For rosemary au jus –
- Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat.
- Add garlic, shallots, rosemary, peppercorns, bay leaf, and wine.
- Cook until reduced by half, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add beef stock and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain through fine sieve. Discard solids.
- Return liquid to pan. Add butter 1 tablespoon at a time over low heat, whisking well. Season to taste.
- Allow to cool completely then place in an air-tight container and refrigerate several hours.
- About 30 minutes before serving, reheat over low heat.
For bread crumbs –
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Cover baking sheet with foil.
- Mix all ingredients in small bowl.
- Transfer crumbs to sheet and bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Watch carefully to prevent burning.
- Remove from oven and cool.
- Place in air-tight container until ready to serve.
For cannellini beans –
- Rinse beans, place in large bowl, cover with water and soak for several hours or overnight.
- When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place ham hocks on sheet tray or pan.
- Roast until tender and caramelized, about 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Slice meat off bone and finely chop for later use in cassoulet. Reserve bones.
- Wrap leek (white and green parts), bay leaf, thyme, and peppercorns in cheesecloth.
- Place drained beans, water, onions, garlic, leek sachet, and ham hock bones in large pot.
- Add more water if necessary to cover all ingredients. Bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer.
- Cook until beans are tender, about 25 minutes. Strain beans through sieve and set aside, reserving broth.
- Discard bones and cheesecloth with ingredients.
For stove-top cassoulet –
- Heat oil in medium stockpot over medium heat.
- Add garlic, carrot, celery, onion, red and yellow peppers, and beans, stirring frequently.
- Cook until vegetables are lightly browned.
- Add bacon and ham hock meat and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add beef stock and herb bouquet and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and cook about 45 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm until ready to serve.
For lamb –
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Season lamb with salt and pepper.
- Cut each rack in half.
- Pour olive oil into large oven-proof sauté pan over medium-high heat.
- Place lamb fat-side down in sauté pan and sear all sides, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Transfer lamb to oven and cook until desired temperature, 145°F for well done, about 115°F to 120°F for medium rare. (Notes: If lamb cooked to a medium rare preference, this item may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.)
- Remove lamb from oven, cover immediately with foil, and allow to rest for 7 to 10 minutes.
- Slice each half rack into 2, 2-rib pieces.
- To serve, spoon 1/2 cup beans in bottom of each serving bowl.
- Drizzle rosemary au jus around beans.
- Brush mustard on fat side of lamb, press into bread crumbs and place 2 pieces of lamb on top of each serving of beans, one slightly crossing over the other.
- Repeat with remaining bowls.
- Sprinkle feta cheese on lamb and top with pinch of micro greens, if desired.
- Serve immediately.
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Will you be trying this new Disney recipe tonight or in the near future? If you were to have the Disneyland Resort chefs in front of you, what one recipe would you ask of them and why? Comment below and we may get that recipe for you in a future post.