Nothing beats the unique and delicious flavour of lamb. Whether it’s cooked with just a little seasoning or combined with exotic spices and flavours, lamb is the perfect hero ingredient for everyday meal occasions, whether you’re flying solo or cooking for family or friends.
Lamb is also a quick and simple meat to prepare which can be easily transformed for a variety of ethnic cuisines. From Moroccan lamb tagines to spicy quesadillas from Mexico; Ceylon lamb curry from Sri Lanka to Japanese style lamb yakitori, and not least forgetting delicious lamb burgers and kebabs perfect for al fresco dining over the summer – there is something to suit all tastes and every meal occasion.
This lamb steaks recipe is simple to prepare and on the table in minutes! Give your everyday meals an exciting twist and check out www.tastyeasylamb.ie for recipe inspiration.
– 4 lamb steaks or side loin chops
– 1 mango
– ½ cucumber, deseeded
– ½ bunch of scallions
– 1 red chilli
– 1 passion fruit
– 2 limes
– 2 tbsp fish sauce
– 2 tbsp garlic-infused olive oil
– Salt and pepper
1. Chop the flesh of the mango and cucumber into small pieces. Slice the scallions (the white section and ¾ of the green).
2. Deseed the chilli and chop very finely. Place everything into a small mixing bowl
3. Cut the passion fruit in half and empty the juice and seeds into the mixing bowl using a small spoon. Add the finely grated zest of 1 lime and 4 tbsp. of lime juice. Add the fish sauce, mix and season to taste. Cover and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30mins.
4. Take the lamb out of the fridge 30mins in advance of cooking. Pre-heat a frying pan on a high heat. Brush the lamb with garlic-infused olive oil, season with salt and pepper and place in the pan. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, then reduce the heat and continue to cook depending on your preference and the thickness of the cut
5. Serve with the salsa and crusty bread.
Tip: The salsa needs to be left to rest so the flavours can mix and develop, and also to create a crunchy-soft effect.