Spiced lamb with lemon & herb quinoa

Spiced lamb with lemon & herb quinoa

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

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Serves 4

Quickly griddle marinated lamb on a sizzling grill then serve with a healthy grain salad with herbs and citrus

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  1. In a pestle with a mortar crush the cumin seeds then add the garlic clove, chilli and some salt and pepper. Mash to a paste. Stir in the lemon juice and olive oil and pour half the mix over the lamb chops and leave to marinate. Set the other half aside.
  2. Rinse the quinoa in cold water then place in a saucepan with twice the volume of water. Place on the heat and bring to the boil then turn down the heat slightly and boil gently for 10 mins. Turn the heat off and stir through the reserved dressing. Cover and leave for another 10 mins.
  3. Meanwhile heat a griddle pan or grill to high and cook the lamb for about 3-5 mins on each side or until cooked to your liking. When ready to serve stir the spring onions and coriander through the quinoa and serve with the lamb and steamed stem broccoli dressed in a drizzle more oil.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, January 2012

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Leopoldoni's picture
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If this was based on just the lamb, I would have given it five stars! We weren't quite convinced about the quinoa... I think it needs more to flavour it. I think a bulghar wheat salad would work better.

Sazzle14's picture
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Nice little recipe .. shame it doesn't have more ratings! Dressing packs a punch if your as liberal with the chilli as I am. We served with steamed mangetout and asparagus as that is what we had in the fridge. Would recommend for a quick healthy supper.

claupatra's picture
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Perfect for a Saturday night *quick* romantic cooking. It takes no time and tastes quite good. We cooked the quinoa and steamed the broccoli together in a rice cooker, really efficient!
Only optimization I would suggest would be to serve it with some extra dressing, perhaps combining some natural yoghurt with the dressing. And one last recommendation, don't get to enthusiastic with the spring onions! (we added a bit too much! It gave little room for the quinoa to contribute with its subtle taste).