Saturday, August 16, 2008

Grilled Lamb & Goat's Cheese Salad

1x 200g lamb back strap
olive oil
1 pita bread
sea salt & cracked black pepper
200g goat's cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup mint leaves
1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced
green onion dressing
1 green onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

Green Onion Dressing:
Mix green onion, garlic, oil and vinegar. Set aside.
Heat a chargrill pan over high heat. Brush the lamb with oil and cook for 3-4mins wash side for medium rare. Set aside.
Brush pita with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. chargill for 1-2mins each side or until golden and crisp. Break into pieces. Slice the lamb, place in bowl with pita, goat's cheese, mint and cucumber and toss to combine. Drizzle with the dressing to serve. Serves 2.

EASE: 4.5/5.
Prep time: 5mins.
To get dressing ready and prep other ingredients.
Cooking time: 15mins. To cook lamb (make sure you let it rest as well), pita and then to assemble.
TOTAL: 20mins. Very quick and easy - looks nice too.

TASTE: 3.5/5.
Boys thought it was nice - would have been nicer if I hadn't mistakenly used what I thought was mint from my garden (it was the most bitter of bitter crap ever).

Would I make again: Yes.
Really quick and boys liked it despite the changes and mistakes.

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