Stuffed brisket of lamb : Regional recipes of the Riviera

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Stuffed brisket of lamb


  • Preparing time : 40 minutes
  • Ingredients : 2 to 2.4kg of brisket of lamb
    200 g of lean bacon
    10 eggs(6 boiled for the decoration, 4 for the stuffing)
    1.5 kg of 'blettes' leaves
    150 to 180 g of unshelled peas
    400 g of small purple artichokes
    500 g of 'fevettes'
    50 g of round rice from Camargue or Piedmont
    100 g of dry mountain cheese (cow's milk) or 'sbrinz'
    2 cloves of garlic
    50 g of parsley
    coarse salt, salt and pepper
    optional: 4 zucchini flowers & 200 g of zucchinis (courgette beurre type)
  • Cooking time : 1h30

open the brisket of lamb (either on one side or both).
Prepare the vegetables: unshell the peas and beans (fevettes), peel the onions, wash the 'blettes'(keep only the green parts), the zucchini flowers. Extract the heart from the artichokes. Press the 'blettes', then drain them. Thinly chop the 'blettes', the onions, the heart of artichokes the zucchini and the zucchini flowers. Chop the garlic, the parsley and mix all the prepared vegetables in a pot. Cook the rice in boiling water for 5 to 6 minutes, drain it, then wash it with cold water. Boil 6 eggs, then peel them Add the rice, the thinly chopped bacon, 4 eggs (not cooked), and the grated cheese to the vegetables.
Mix all the ingredients together, season with salt and pepper. Use the stuffing to fill the brisket of lamb. Place the boiled eggs inside the brisket (it will make the decoration when the brisket is cut into portions). Sew the brisket with a thread. Boil some water, add the brisket, then cook on medium temperature for 1h30. Let it chill.
It can be served cold or warm (heated in the oven). Cut the brisket into 1 cm large stripes (cooling the brisket will make it easier to cut)

You have the possibility to roast the brisket in the oven after cooking. Wet it with the gravy which will cover the brisket. It can be served with vegetables cooked in the gravy


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