Creating Wines of Distinction

Rack of Lamb and Chakalaka

Enjoy with the Creation Syrah, Grenache

Yields 3 portions


Rack of lamb

3 x 110 g rack of lamb portions

30 g rooibos tea

30 g oak chips

30 g fresh wild rosemary


olive oil to sear off the meat

100 g parsley, chopped

skin and trimmings

Trim the rack of lamb. Place on a wire rack inside a big oven tray and cover with foil, keeping one corner open for the smoking chips. Make a mixture of the tea, oak chips and rosemary and heat up in a pan until the mixture sets alight. Transfer carefully to a corner of the oven tray. Cover completely with foil and poke a hole with a knife on the opposite end of the smoking chips. Leave for one to two hours. Open and store the lamb in an airtight container in the fridge.

Cut the trimmings into small cubes and place on a tray in a preheated oven at 180° C. Pour off the fat every ten minutes and leave in the oven for about half an hour or until crispy. Drain off all the fat, cool down and mix with chopped parsley and 1 teaspoon salt.


Heat up a cast iron griddle. Season the meat and rub with some olive oil. Sear off the lamb until nice charred lines show on the lamb. Place in a tray and rest for 5 minutes. Roast in the oven for 10 minutes and serve immediately.


Exotic tomatoes

150 g exotic tomatoes

salt to season


Slice the tomatoes in slices about 5 mm thick. Season with salt and set aside for 30 minutes.


Green oil

100 g parsley

250 ml sunflower oil

10 g garlic


Blend everything in a bar blender until smooth.

Strain through a muslin cloth.

Lamb jus

500 g lamb bones

1/2 onion, in chunks

2 sticks celery

10 ml honey

10 ml tomato paste

2 large carrots, in chunks

500 ml Creation Syrah, Grenache

Roast bones and vegetables in the oven until brown. Transfer to a pot, cover with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for two hours, topping up with water if required. Strain the stock and return to the pot. Add the wine. Reduce to a thick consistency.



1/4 cup oil

1 onion

1 tsp leaf masala

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp minced ginger

2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 of each red, green, yellow pepper

1 large carrot, grated

3 cups chopped cabbage

2 tomatoes, flesh only

1 cup verjuice


Fry onion in oil until soft. Add spices and stir until fragrant. Add rest of the vegetables and cook until soft. Add verjuice and reduce for 10 minutes. Blend until smooth.




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