Chef's Apprentice: It's all sweet (+recipes)

By Kelly Young

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Kelly Young uses fruit flavours in a tasty main dish and favourite dessert.

Braised lamb neck chops in plum sauce. Photo / Supplied
Braised lamb neck chops in plum sauce. Photo / Supplied

Braised lamb neck chops in plum sauce

5 lamb neck chops
2-3 tbsp Olivado High Heat Oil
1 onion, finely diced
2 NZ garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 chilli, finely diced
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, leaves picked and finely chopped
1 can Delmaine Whole Peeled Tomatoes
1 can Delmaine Cooking Artichoke Hearts, drained and cut in half
1 Tbsp Delmaine Red Currant Jelly
½ bottle Delmaine Plum Sauce
100ml red wine

1. Preheat oven to 190C

2. In a medium heated oiled pan sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes then add ginger, chilli and rosemary. Cook for a few more minutes until the onion becomes translucent and soft. Remove from the pan.

3. Season room temperature chops. Add a little more oil to the pan and sear over medium to high heat on both sides until golden brown.

4. Add the onion and chilli mixture back into the pan and over a high heat deglaze the pan with wine and reduce by half. Add the jelly, plum sauce, and tomato (broken into chunks) and artichokes. Carefully place chops into a casserole dish then pour over the sauce and cover and braise for about 45 minutes. Serve with rice or couscous. Garnish with some fresh chopped herbs.

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