Peel the parsnips, trim and shave into long strips. Fry in hot oil
in a deep fryer til lightly golden. Drain briefly on paper, sprinkle
with salt, then store airtight once cooled.(Can be kept up to 2 days)
Split the cardamom pods and extract the seeds. Put half of them in a
dish with 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds, the olive oil, garlic and
orange peel and blend together to make a marinade. Add the lamb
rumps, turn to coat in the marinade, then pepper to taste. Cover and
leave a room temp for 1 hour.
Grind the rest of the cardamom pods with the 1 tb of coriander seeds
and set aside for the tomato jus.
Mix the dried chillies and rosemary with 2 tb olive oil. Set aside
for the mushrooms.
Plunge the spinach into boiling water. Count to 30 and remove and
drain with cool water. Drain again.
Next prepare the sauce ingredients. Skin the tomatoes, cut in half
flick the seeds into a sieve, set over a bowl to drain, then dice the
Cool the marinaded lamb rumps on a very hot grill till done to your
liking. Transfer the lamb to a baord and sprinle both side very
generously with the salt. Leave to stand 2-3 mins. while preparing
Put the chilli oil for the mushrooms in a small frying pan and set
over a med. high heat. When hot add mushrooms. Cool quicly until
lightly browned. Sprinle with salt then tip onto a plate.
While the mushrooms are cooking, heat a large oiled pan over a med.
heat. Add the spinach, sprinkle on a little salt and add some ground
pepper. Reheat gently, don't fry. Arrange on 4 dinner plates.
Wipe out both frypans. Put 1 ts of oil in the small frypan and set it
over a med. high heat. When hot tip in the cherry tomatoes. Stir
quickly and cook 20 secs. until glazed. Turn onto a plate.
Warm the extra virgin olive oil in a frypan. Add the ground spices
then add the diced tomatoe and strained jus, a good splash of
balsamic vinegar, 1/4 ts of salt and the herbs. WArm through then
turn off the heat.
Slice the meat thinly across the grain and transfer to the plates.
Spoon over the tomatoe jus and garnish with the tomatoes,
mushrooms and parsnips.