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Culinary Arts: Roast lamb recipe

Cédric Bourassin
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Hailing from the head table of starred restaurants and embassies, the chef at the Berceau des Sens, Cédric Bourassin, has acquired a unique experience which he shares with our students and customers in our gourmet restaurant.

Today we’re sharing one of his recipes publishes on the Gault & Millau website:



2 1/2 racks of suckling lamb

For the crispy sweetbreads

  • 200g sweetbread, blanched and trimmed
  • 200g lamb tongue cooked in broth
  • 150g aubergine caviar
  • 10g basil

For the lemon emulsion

  • 30g lemon emulsion
  • 70g onions cooked in broth
  • 40g broth
  • 1 dash of olive oil

For the herb crust

  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 60g parsley
  • 50g poached beef marrow
  • 50g melted butter

For the herb salad

  • 50g bunch of herbs: coriander, dill, chives, chervil, parsley and dill
  • Marigold flower petals
  • Lemon vinaigrette

For the "Niac"

  • 100g Agrimontana hazelnuts (roasted at 140°c)
  • 4g dry fennel seeds
  • 6g coriander
  • 6g green anise
  • 0.5g salt

For the finishing touches

  • Courgette strips
  • Lamb jus to paint on the plate (mayonnaise consistency)
  • Blood sorrel leaves




  • Prepare the rack of lamb and ½ saddles.
  • Score, then vacuum.
  • Cook for 8 minutes at 83°C, then 1h15 at 56°C.

Crispy sweetbreads/offal

  • Lightly brown the lamb sweetbread, then dice.
  • Dice the tongue cooked beforehand in the broth.

Herb crust

  • Mix the breadcrumbs and parsley.
  • Add the cooked hot marrow, the melted butter and the salt.


  • Blend all ingredients.

Lemon emulsion

  • Blend all ingredients.


  • See photo above.

Photo credit and content: Gault & Millau

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Lecturer in Practical Arts & Head Chef in the Berceau Des Sens (BDS) - EHL Lausanne

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