Barbecued lamb with punchy melon salsa

Barbecued lamb with punchy melon salsa

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus marinating

Easy

Serves 4
Put a summer spin on traditional roast lamb with this delicious and fruity barbecued recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal460
  • fat29g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein46g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 6 lamb leg chops
    Lamb

    Lamb

    laam

    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

For the salsa

  • ½ a cantaloupe melon, diced
  • 3 spring onion, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, cut into small chunks
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

Method

  1. Using a pestle and mortar, mash the garlic and cumin together with a pinch of salt. Stir in the lemon juice and olive oil. Pour over the lamb in a dish, toss to coat, then marinate for about 1 hr. To make the salsa, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, then set aside.

  2. Griddle or barbecue the lamb for 4 mins on each side until pink, or a few mins more if you prefer. Leave the lamb to rest for 4-5 mins, then serve on a board or platter with the bowl of salsa for spooning over.

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Comments (2)

jenroscow's picture
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I haven't tried the lamb part to this recipe but I can honestly say the salsa is the best I've ever tried and now make double quantities for every BBQ we have and serve it as a salad

marcedvr's picture

Sound delicious...

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