April 10, 2023

Lamb “In a Blanket” with Harissa Tomato Jam




Marinated American lamb chops with rosemary & garlic on a plate


  • 5 pounds ground American Lamb
  • 3 sheets puff pastry, frozen
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup everything bagel seasoning
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 quart Harissa Tomato Jam (recipe follows) 

Harissa Tomato Jam (makes 1 quart):

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small diced
  • 2 tablespoons harissa
  • 32 ounces fire-roasted tomatoes, canned
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar


Over medium-high heat, heat skillet. Cook lamb until browned, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove and drain on a paper towel to cool.

On a floured surface, roll out puff pastry into 12 x 10-inch sheets. Cut the rectangle crosswise into three 10 x 4-inch strips. Brush the pastry strips with egg wash.
Divide lamb mixture into 3 batches. Spoon 1/3 of the lamb mixture lengthwise down the center of each pastry strip. Fold the long sides of each pastry over the filling; press to seal. Arrange rolled pastries on a parchment-lined sheet tray. Brush pastries with egg wash and sprinkle with everything seasoning, salt and pepper. Bake pastries at 425°F for 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve pastries warm with Harissa Tomato Jam.

For Harissa Tomato Jam:  Heat skillet to medium-high. Add oil and onions; sauté until translucent, about 6 minutes. Add Harissa to pan; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, sugar and vinegar; bring to a simmer. Cook until the sauce has thickened, stirring often. Remove from heat and cool. In a food processor, pulse tomato jam until large chunks are broken down. Do not puree the mixture; finished jam should still have texture. 


Chef Tips:

  • When cutting puff pastry, use a pizza cutter for more precise cuts.
  • Ground American Lamb may be used in place of other ground meats in most recipes.
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