Executive Chef Srijith Gopinathan’s Cal-Indian cuisine has made Campton Place (415.781.5555, tajcamptonplace.com/dining) a shining example in the world of Michelin stars. His dishes, inspired by flavors he grew up with in Southern India, have earned the restaurant the food world’s highest honor nine years in a row. Last June, when the Michelin Guide released its first California statewide verdicts, Campton Place received two stars, repeating the distinction it received in 2016 and 2017. You can recreate two of Gopinathan's dishes at home, thanks to recipes he is now sharing with our readers.
Lamb Marinade Recipe (Makes enough for 10 racks)
ginger garlic paste chili paste brown sugar garam masala coriander powder cumin powder chili masala powder grape seed oil lemon juice Greek yoghurt salt cardamom powder (quantities all to taste)
1. Mix all ingredients and apply mixture to the lamb racks.
2. Keep the rack in the marinade for 2 hours
3. Slice the rack into 6 or 7 chops and grill over an ember or on a grill for 5-8 minutes to serve medium-rare to medium, or another 5 minutes to serve medium-well
4. Serve with a simple sourdough, grilled peach and basil salad (recipe follows)