AUSTIN (KXAN) - Chef Michael Flores shows you how to make Grilled Lamb atopGreek Orzo Salad w/TX Watermelon.
Check out this recipe from CookwithMichael.com:
Grilled Lamb atop Greek Orzo Salad with TEXAS WATERMELON
(For the Grilled Lamb)
4 pounds lamb chops, 3â3 ounce (nt.wt.)chops per person
1 cup white wine
2 cups watermelon "water" â See note
1 ounce (nt.wt.) fresh rosemary sprigs
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
Kosher salt, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a container except for the salt. Thelamb must be marinated in the refrigerator at least 12 to 24 hoursbefore cooking.
To cook the lamb remove it from the marinade, season it withsalt, and grill over a medium flame for about four to seven minutesper side, depending on desired doneness.
Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Note: Make watermelon water by puréeing 4 cups of cubedTexas Watermelon in a blender.
(For the Orzo Salad)
1 pound orzo pasta, cooked according to package directions& then chilled
2 cups Texas Watermelon, ½-inch cube
6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
3/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
½ a red onion, diced
25 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
Juice of 1 lemon
25 fresh mint leaves
1 cup olive oil
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon each kosher salt and freshly ground blackpepper
Place the cooked and chilled orzo in a large bowl and add thewatermelon, feta cheese, olives, onion, and basil; set aside.
Put the garlic, vinegars, mustard, honey, lemon juice, mintleaves, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender andpurée. With the motor still running drizzle in the oils toform an emulsion.
Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper if necessary.Pour over the orzo and toss well.
Refrigerate for several hours to overnight before serving.
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