Tuesday, 8 November 2011

marinated butterflied lamb

We had this marinated butterflied leg of lamb for dinner on Sunday night.  I have posted this marinade recipe before but there was no picture and it is so easy and delicious I thought I would post it again.

For the marinade you will need

  • 1 butterflied leg of lamb  ( you could use any cut of lamb - steaks or chops)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander ( I dry fried whole seeds and ground )
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • handful of coriander finely chopped
  • lots of salt and pepper

For the cooking I seared it fat side down in a large fry pan on moderate high heat with a small amount of olive oil until golden, then I turned it over, cooked for about another minute and then put it in a pre heated oven 180C for about 20 mins or until a thermometer reaches 63C.  Make sure you let it rest for 15 mins before slicing.

We had the lamb with a simple tomato salad of tomatoes, red onion, chopped mint and coriander, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar.
Along with some small cut roast potatoes and yogurt sauce with a lot of finely cubed cucumber added to it.

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