17/04/2014

LAMB WALLENBERG STEAK & POTATO MASH WITH GREEN PEAS AND FRESH MINT


What do prima ballerina Anna Pavlova, Italian painter Vittore Carpaccio, Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have in common?

They all have their name immortalized on a specific dish or delicacy. How cool would that be?! You'd kind of like live forever. Don't they say that you exist as long as someone remembers you? Better start working on that signature dish right away.

Wallenbergare, or Wallenberg steaks, are part of the gang. Very rich, super smooth and moist ground meat patties, real deal Swedish husmanskost. Named after the prominent Wallenberg family. Very rich too by the way.

Here an Easter-ish version of the classic made with veal. A lamb Wallenberg steak served with mashed green peas and potatoes with fresh mint.


LAMB WALLENBERG STEAK

750g ground lamb
3 dl heavy cream
4 egg yolks (cold)
2 tsp salt
pinch of nutmeg, black pepper and cardamom
(butter for frying)
  1. Put the ground meat in a large mixing bowl and add salt & spices.
  2. Beat in the egg yolks and the heavy cream and stir until mixture is completely smooth.
  3. Chill in fridge for at least 15 min.
  4. Shape into rather thick patties (use wet hands). 
  5. Heat the butter on a pan and fry the patties for about 3-5 minutes on both sides.

POTATO MASH WITH GREEN PEAS AND FRESH MINT

650g potatoes
5 dl frozen green peas
60g butter
1,5 dl milk
3 tbsp fresh mint
salt
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks.
  2. Cook in salted water until almost done.
  3. For the last couple of minutes, add also the frozen green peas.
  4. Drain and place back to the pan.
  5. Add butter and start mashing the vegetables.
  6. Little by little add the milk and beat until smooth. 
  7. Add salt to taste and stir in the finely chopped fresh mint.

3 comments :

  1. TEHTY JA KOKEILTU: HERKKUA. KIITOS!

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    1. Me too and now I'm waiting for the Tilliliha recipe!

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    2. And there goes tilliliha now. Kiva kuulla että maistui!!

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