Medora Lamb Pops with Ouzu Lamb Jus
- 3 cups ouzo (may substitute sambuca)
- 1 gallon lamb stock plus 1 cup
- 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sea salt
- 1 tablespoons white pepper
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
To cook the lamb, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in heavy bottom saute pan until almost smoking. Carefully place the lamb in the saute pan and brown on all sides. Transfer to baking sheet and roast in a preheated 350 degrees F oven to an internal temperature of 130 degrees F. Allow to rest 5 minutes and carve.
Ouzu Scented Lamb Jus:
In heavy sauce pot over high heat, reduce ouzu to 1 cup. **Note this will flame! Once reduced, add the 1 gallon of lamb stock, soy sauce, sea salt and white pepper. Bring mixture to a boil. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and the remaining 1 cup lamb stock creating a "slurry". With a balloon whisk, add the slurry to the boiling stock. Reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes and serve with lamb.
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