Scotch Lamb Loin Fillets with Ratatouille, Wilted Spinach and Basil infused Lamb Sauce


Serves: 3

Prep Time:20 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

1 x 2 Scotch Lamb Loin Fillets 

75gx 5mm diced red onion
50gx 5mm diced red pepper
50gx 5mm diced green pepper
60gx diced aubergine
100gx diced courgette
7gx shredded fresh basil
7gx crushed garlic
20g x tomato puree
Salt & Pepper
400gx tinned tomato
150gx water
10g sherry vinegar
30g x olive oil

Lamb sauce
50gx Finely dice shallots
5gx crushed garlic
20gx olive oil
15gx tomato puree
20gx redcurrant jelly
15gx butter
50mlx white wine
250mlx good quality lamb stock
20mlx water for cornflour
10gx cornflour
10gx fresh basil chopped
5 gx Gravy browning
Salt & pepper
10mlx Sherry vinegar
1gx Fresh chopped rosemary

Wilted baby spinach
1x Bag of washed baby spinach
25g butter
1tablespoon of olive oil
Salt & pepper



  1. Heat pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil and gently fry red onion for a few minutes, moving around pan.
  2. Add peppers, aubergine, courgette and again fry for further 10 minutes, add garlic for 1 minute then add tomato puree and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add sugar and seasoning, then add tinned tomato and cook for 2 minutes,
  4. Then add basil and water and cook for further 5 minutes, remove off heat and adjust seasoning if required.
  5. Set aside and start preparing the Lamb Loin Fillets

Scotch Lamb Loin Fillets

  1. Pre-heat oven 180°C
  2. Place frying pan on a high heat, until smoking.
  3. Add a tablespoon of oil.
  4. Season lamb loin fillets with salt and pepper
  5. Place fillets in the pan, Fat side down and reduce heat to medium.
  6. Caramelize the Fat for approx 2 minutes then caramelize the rest of the loin fillet for a further 2 minutes .
  7. Place fillets Fat side up on a pre heated tray bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes
  8. Remove and allow to rest for further 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the Lamb Sauce.

 Lamb Sauce

  1. Gently fry shallots in butter & olive oil without colour for 4 minutes, add garlic and rosemary and fry for 1 minute
  2. Add tomato puree and garlic and fry without colour for 1 minute
  3. Add white wine and reduce by ½, add redcurrant jelly and stock and reduce again by half, blend sauce with hand blender till smooth, add salt and pepper to taste
  4. Add gravy browning to colour, thicken with corn flour and water and reduce till coating consistency
  5. Add basil and infuse, strain before serving.

Wilted baby spinach

  1. Heat sauté pan on high heat
  2. Add oil and butter
  3. When hot add spinach and stir till it wilts
  4. Season with salt and pepper and remove into sieve to drain juices
  5. Serve immediately with warmed ratatouille and sauce

Carve the Lamb Loin Fillets and serve on top of the Ratatouille and Wilted Spinach. 

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