Lamb Saddle with Horseradish Jam

Lamb Saddle with Horseradish Jam

Here is the perfect, how to cook lamb saddle recipe with horseradish jam! You want be disappointed

Here is not a classic lamb recipe that you see too often.  Here you take the lamb saddle also called the t-bone or loin., and de-bone it. Next, you tie or truss the two loins. back together.  You can easily adding a stuffing in the middle, but I didn't go that route for this recipe.  

Today some of the most common cuts of lamb you will find in stores, is the shank, rack of lamb, and t-bone steaks, that is cut across the bone with a ban saw.  But, if you can find them whole to do this recipe or ask a specialized butcher who could easily do this for you.

I made a horseradish jam to pair with the lamb. I added a celery root puree and some broccolini to round out the dish. The curve ball in this recipe was with a quinoa and nori, and cocoa "soil".  

This was definitely the most unusual combination I've ever put together, but I wanted to make a "soil" that was dark. The quinoa is definitely something you could leave out or try a more basic quinoa recipe here    Here is the how to cook lamb saddle recipe with horseradish jam, I hope you enjoy it! 

Lamb Saddle with Horseradish Jam and Celery Root Puree


Lamb Saddle

  • 1 lb lamb saddle (tied)
  • 2 tbsp goat butter
  • 1 sprig lemon balm


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 1 beet ((blended with water))
  • 2 tbsp 100% unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 4 cup diced bread
  • 1/2 cup butter purée (with 5 sheets of nori)
  • salt (to taste)

Celery root puree

  • 1 celeriac (peeled and small diced )
  • 1 large Idaho potato (peeled and cut into 6 pieces)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt (to taste)

Horseradish Jam

  • 1 large horseradish root (peeled and grated)
  • 2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups Lamb Jus ((here just replace with lamb bones ))


  • 1 bunch broccolini (cooked in goats butter with garlic )

For the lamb saddle

  1. Place the lamb saddle in a sous vide bag with lemon balm and goats butter.  Set water temperature at 130.  Sous vide for 40-45 minutes.  Take out and let it rest.

For the horseradish jam

  1. Place all the ingredients in a small pot.  Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer.  Cook for 15 minutes or until most of the water is gone and the horseradish is softened. Adjust seasoning if needed.  Cool to room temperature.  

For the celery root puree

  1. Place celery root and potato in a small pot.  Fill with water and 2 tsp of salt.  Then bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer until potato and celery root are tender.  Strain off the water add cold butter, milk and puree until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

For the soil

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Make a compound butter by combining butter, nori, and cocoa in a food processor.  Puree until smooth.  Then take a few tbsp butter and melt in a pan and add the diced bread to make croutons.  Stir well and then place in the oven.  Cook until crisp (10-15 min) stirring occasionally.  

For the quinoa

  1. Blend or juice beet with the water.  Then place in a pot with molasses and cocoa.  Bring to a boil and then pour in your quinoa with a pinch of salt.  Cover and turn down to a simmer.  Cook for roughly 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is plumped.  Set aside to cool.

To finish 

  1. Take the lamb saddle out of the bag and season with salt all over.  In a small pan add 2 tbsp of oil and place the lamb on the fat side down.  You want to render the fat and make it crisp like bacon.  

    Cook for a few minutes on eat side until it is nice and golden brown.  Then take out and set aside.  In a small pan add goat butter and broccolini.  Add a splash of water and a lid, cook for 3 minutes with a pinch of salt.  

    Meanwhile, place puree on the plate.  Add a quenelle of horseradish jam next to it.  Slice the saddle and season the inside with a pinch of salt and place on the plate.  In a bowl combine the croutons and quinoa, mix well.  

    Then place on the plate next to the lamb.  Serve and pour the jus on the lamb table side.  Serve and enjoy!

    lamb saddle
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