Lovely lamb with cilantro, mint and honey

April 24, 2019
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Photo by Barbara-table&spoon
  • Prep time 6 hours
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Just in time for spring, a delicious lamb dish with an herb-infused marinade of cilantro, parsley, mint contrasted with the satisfying flavors of ginger and soy sauce with the sweetie, sweetness of honey. You can make ahead and serve warm or at room temperature. Adapted from an Ottolenghi recipe. —Barbara-table&spoon

What You'll Need
  • 4 pounds rack of lamb, trimmed and cut into individual pieces
  • 1 cup cilantro (coriander), stalk and leaves
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley, stalk and leaves
  • 1 cup fresh mint, stalk and leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves, skins removed
  • 1 thumb-size piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt for seasoning
  • few sprigs of coriander and/or parsley for garnish
  1. Assure fat is trimmed off the lamb and uniform of each piece. Set aside in large airtight container, ready for the marinade.
  2. In a food processor, place all ingredients and blitz until well blended. Taste and add more soy sauce or lemon juice if needed.
  3. Lightly salt the lamb on both sides, and then pour the marinade over the lamb and rub it into each piece with your hands. Refrigerate for 5 hours, or overnight.
  4. Heat bbq grill or heavy cast iron pan on stove top, remove the lamb from marinade taking off as much of the sauce as possible.
  5. Place lamb onto grill or pan and cook for 8-10 minutes per side.
  6. When cooked, place on a beautiful serving dish and sprinkle with some fresh cilantro or parsley.
  7. Optional: heat extra marinade in a sauce pan and serve on a bowl on side of the lamb.

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