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March 22, 2024

American Lamb Merguez Avocado Toast

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Recipe Provided By
"Homemade"
Prep Time

10min

Cook Time

20min

Total Time

30min

Servings

4

lamb loin chops with cucumber mint salad and sweet and smoky tahini

Ingredients

● 2 American lamb merguez sausages, about 8 ounces 

● 4 ounces pancetta, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 

● 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 

● 1 tablespoon chopped Calabrian peppers, drained 

● 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

● 4 slices of good-quality bread (sourdough or whole grain)

● 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 

● 2 ripe avocados, sliced 

● 1 lemon, halved 

● 2 tablespoons dukkah (store-bought or homemade) 

● 1/2 cup microgreens such as arugula or fresh herbs

Directions

1. Prepare the lamb nduja: 

In a heavy skillet over medium high heat, brown the pancetta for 3-4 minutes. Remove the casing from the American lamb sausages and add to the skillet, breaking it up into small bits and saute until cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Add meats to the bowl of a food processor with paprika, Calabrian peppers and kosher salt. Process until a smooth paste forms. 

2. Toast the Bread: 

Add butter to a large skillet over medium high heat. Toast the bread slices on each side until golden brown and crispy. 

3. Assemble the Toast: 

Spread a generous layer of lamb nduja onto each slice of toasted bread. Top with sliced avocado, dukkah, a squeeze of fresh lemon and finish with microgreens or fresh herbs.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.
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