Turkish-style lamb

Turkish-style lamb

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Bring the taste of Turkey to your kitchen with these fun lamb pittas, great hand held food

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
502
protein
48g
carbs
51g
fat
13g
saturates
6g
fibre
3g
sugar
9g
salt
1.53g

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb leg steaks
  • 2 tsp seasoning (we used Schwartz Lamb Simply Shake seasoning)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, or mixed herbs would do
  • small bunch mint, leaves only, chopped
  • 2 x 150g tubs low-fat plain yogurt
  • 4 pitta breads, white or wholemeal
  • ½ iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges for squeezing, optional

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Method

  1. Heat grill to high. Season the lamb, then grill for 2 mins on each side until browned, but still very rare. Meanwhile, mix the seasoning, oregano and half of the mint into one of the tubs of yogurt, smother this over the lamb, then return to the grill for another 2-3 mins or until the yogurt is blistered and the meat is cooked to your liking.
  2. Leave the meat to rest on a board for a few mins while you toast the pittas, shred the lettuce and thinly slice the red onion. Stir the rest of the mint into the second tub of yogurt. Thickly slice the meat and stuff into the pitta bread with the salad and minted yogurt. Squeeze over lemon juice before tucking in, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2007

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lumene's picture
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I made it for lunch and I was positively surprised. It's quick to make and thanks to the salad and the yogurt sauce it's reasonably light as well. The only disadvantage is that it gets cold fast.

leylasaeedi's picture

I made this today for lunch grilled in the oven. I didn't have the seasoning, I mixed parsley with coriander, cumin, garlic, salt & peper with yogurt and oregano; also used parsley in the dressing for lettus and onion. It was great. We will have it again. Leyla

leylasaeedi's picture

I made this today for lunch grilled in the oven. I didn't have the seasoning, I mixed parsley with coriander, cumin, garlic, salt & peper with yogurt and oregano; also used parsley in the dressing for lettus and onion. It was great. We will have it again. Leyla

madeleineyoung's picture
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I thought this was delicious but did make a few tweaks. I marinaded the lamb steaks in the yogurt mixture for a few hours before cooking. I did not have the seasoning mix so had put cumin, coriander,garlic, turmeric and fresh mint and coriander in with the yogurt. Then we barbecued the steaks and ate them as suggested above. Really yummy.

shonavance's picture

I cannot rate this, as I was really happy to find this recipe until i cooked it I found it to be lacking in taste and went cold very very quickly, will never try it again..........

b81lucy's picture
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Quick and easy to make, tastes really good too!

katnotts's picture
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Lovely recipe, really tasty and easy to make.

glasgow's picture
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This makes a really tasty snack or lunch.

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