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Braised Lamb Belly with Sour Cherry Compote

Braised Lamb Belly with Sour Cherry Compote | Carla Choy

A meld of savory and sweet that perfectly complements Nice Guy mixologist Matt Seigel's lamb-infused whiskey concoction.


for lamb
1 pound boneless lamb belly, trimmed
3 cups chicken stock (low sodium)
2 cups carrots, sliced
2 cups celery, sliced
2 cups onion, sliced
¼  cup soybean oil
2 tablespoon coriander
2 tablespoon rosemary
4 tablespoon tomato paste
salt and pepper to taste
for compote 
1 cup Luxardo Maraschino cherries

for syrup
⅔ cup water 
½ cup sherry vinegar
¼ cup sherry
1 teaspoon orange zest

Braised lamb belly with sour cherry compote | Carla Choy


for lamb
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Place the carrots, celery and onion on bottom of a large dutch oven. Coat lamb belly with tomato paste (extra will thicken sauce), spices and salt and pepper and lay on top of vegetables. Add chicken stock until just covering the lamb and stick in oven for 6-8 hours (overnight).

for compote
Add all ingredients (except orange zest) in medium sauce pot and simmer (on low) for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. When thick like a jam, zest orange over into the compote and leave warm for service.

to serve
Place lamb belly on wooden plank and spoon compote over the top of lamb. Add extra orange zest on the top. Serve immediately.   

Enjoy this recipe? Get the downloadable recipe booklet from "Meals Ready to Eat" with this link

All images: Braised Lamb Belly with Sour Cherry Compote | Carla Choy