Minted Lamb Tartlets
Minted ground lamb makes the filling for these delicious tartlets. Made with fresh pastry dough these tartlets can be used as a main course or a unique appetizer. Serve with Ferrari-Carano Merlot.
Blend flour and salt in processor. Add butter and process, using on/off turns, until coarse meal forms. Add 5 Tbsp ice water and blend until dough comes together in moist clumps, adding more water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into a ball and divide in half. Flatten into disks. Wrap in plastic and chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
Roll out 1 dough disk to 1/8-inch thickness. Using 2-1/2-inch-diameter cookie cutter, cut out rounds. Gather dough scraps, roll out dough and cut enough additional rounds to make 24. Press 1 pastry round into each 1-3/4 x 3/4-inch cup of 2 mini-muffin pans. Pierce pastry rounds with a fork. Chill until very cold and firm, at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 400°. Bake tartlet shells until golden, about 14 minutes. Cool shells in pans 5 minutes; lift shells from pans and cool on racks. Repeat with second dough disk to make 24 more shells. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Arrange shells on baking sheets; cover and chill.)
Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion; sauté until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add lamb and 1 Tbsp mint. Sauté mixture until lamb is cooked through, breaking up with a fork, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Season filling with salt and pepper. Mix yogurt, honey and remaining 2 Tbsp of mint in a small bowl. (Filling and yogurt topping can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately and refrigerate.)
Preheat oven to 400º. Spoon 2 tsp lamb filling into each of 24 shells. Bake tartlets until heated through, about 5 minutes (or 8 minutes if chilled). Arrange tartlets on platter. Top each with small dollop of minted yogurt.