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

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

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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.



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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

  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1/2 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

  • Season lamb with salt and pepper.
  • In a heavy braising pan, heat oil in skilled and sear lamb on all sides.
  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • On the stove, add garlic, onion, thyme, carrots, and wine.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and transfer to the oven.
  • Cook until lamb is done and tender, about 2 hours.
  • Once cooked, pull lamb with fork into bite-sized pieces.

Puff Pastry

  • Roll out puff pastry and cut into small circles or squares.
  • Brush with butter, oil, or egg wash and bake according to package directions.
  • (Instead of puff pastry, crostini bread could also be used!)

Feta Cream

  • Stir together all ingredients, taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Assemble pulled lamb on puff rounds and top with feta cream.

 

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