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Char-grilled Lamb Fillets with Salsa Verte

  • Preparation Time: 15 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins
  • Ready Time: 25 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy

Serves 4

500gm Gourmet Direct lamb tenderloin
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons walnut oil (or extra olive oil)
Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
2 fresh bay leaves, torn
1 tablespoon chopped marjoram

Sauce Verte
1/2 cup baby rocket leaves
¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons chopped mint
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
11/2 tablespoons salted capers, rinsed and chopped
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

For sauce verte, process all ingredients, reserving ½ tablespoon capers, in a food processor until a course paste forms.  Transfer into a small bowl, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and stir in reserved capers. Makes about ½ cup.

Combine lamb fillets with remaining ingredients in a bowl, season to taste, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.  Char-grill or barbeque lamb, turning, for 2-4 minutes until tender.

Serve char-grilled lamb fillets drizzled with sauce verte, with a fig, radicchio and watercress salad to the side and remaining sauce verte passed separately.

Recipe from Gourmet Traveller, 2003.


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