Braised Lamb Bites with Feta Thyme Sauce Paired with Cavit Select Red Blend Wine

PARTNER POST: Get ready to feed a holiday crowd with appetizer recipes paired perfectly with food-friendly Cavit wines.
Let these tender lamb bites with a creamy feta and thyme sauce melt in your mouth. Make ahead of time and have the perfect party appetizer ready to be served with a bottle of red wine.


Braised Lamb Bites with Feta Thyme Sauce Paired with Cavit Select Red Blend Wine
 
Let these tender lamb bites with a creamy feta and thyme sauce melt in your mouth. Make ahead of time and have the perfect party appetizer ready to be served with a bottle of red wine
Ingredients
Lamb
  • 1-2 pounds lamb shoulder/leg, bone-in
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Thyme
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon peppercorns
  • 2 cups Cavit Red Blend
Puff Pastry
  • 2 sheets Puff pastry
  • Butter, oil, egg wash
Feta Cream
  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • ½ cup Feta, well crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 small clove Garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest (optional)
Instructions
Lamb
  1. Season lamb with salt and pepper.
  2. In a heavy braising pan, heat oil in skilled and sear lamb on all sides.
  3. Preheat oven to 325F.
  4. On the stove, add garlic, onion, thyme, carrots, and wine.
  5. Bring to a simmer, cover, and transfer to the oven.
  6. Cook until lamb is done and tender, about 2 hours.
  7. Once cooked, pull lamb with fork into bite-sized pieces.
Puff Pastry
  1. Roll out puff pastry and cut into small circles or squares.
  2. Brush with butter, oil, or egg wash and bake according to package directions.
  3. (Instead of puff pastry, crostini bread could also be used!)
Feta Cream
  1. Stir together all ingredients, taste and adjust seasonings.
  2. Assemble pulled lamb on puff rounds and top with feta cream.

 

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