Marinated lamb steaks with barley salad

Marinated lamb steaks with barley salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins Plus marinating

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Barley has a low Gi, so it will leave you feeling fuller for longer. You'll get two of your five-a-day from this hearty salad, too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
522
protein
33g
carbs
57g
fat
20g
saturates
4g
fibre
9g
sugar
5g
salt
0.14g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • small bunch mint, chopped
  • 2 lean lamb leg steaks, about 100g/4oz each, trimmed of any fat
  • 100g pearl barley
  • 200g broad beans, fresh or frozen, podded and skins removed, if you like
  • 100g frozen petits pois
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon

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Method

  1. Mix together 1 tbsp oil, the garlic, chilli, half the mint and some salt and pepper. Rub all over the steaks, then if you have time, leave to marinate for up to 2 hrs.
  2. Cook the pearl barley in boiling, salted water until tender, but not too soft, about 20 mins. Cook the beans and peas in the same pan for the last 2 mins. Drain really well, then tip into a large bowl. Add the red onion, remaining mint, lemon zest and juice, remaining oil, salt and pepper. Toss everything together.
  3. Heat a griddle or frying pan until almost smoking and cook the lamb for 4 mins on each side for pink, or longer if you prefer your meat well done. Divide the barley salad between 2 plates and serve with the grilled lamb, drizzled with any pan juices.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2010

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mrsjroberts's picture
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Delicious!
I make this frequently (more often in the summer). I always make extra salad as its delicious the next day for lunch.
I also make the salad every time we have a BBQ in summer too! Goes down a treat!

lizleicester's picture
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I made this salad to go with cold roast lamb and it's delicious. As I didn't have quite enough pearl barley, I added some Broth Mix which is mainly pearl barley but also has lentils and split peas - just right for this recipe. (Didn't skin the broad beans - life's too short!).

marya9940's picture

I only made this because I was stuck for something to do with a lamb steak and had all the ingredients hanging around...it was absolutely delicious, I will definitely make it again. The texture of the barley, peas and broad beans was lovely. I am having the rest of the salad for my lunchbox on Monday, yum yum yum.

mrsjroberts's picture
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Yummy!! A frequent meal in our house. I make the salad for BBQ's & buffets too as it is so tasty!

rowley123's picture
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Beautiful dish...fresh, light and tasty as heck

linds1972's picture
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Lovely combination of flavours - it's going to be a favourite!

rebeccam's picture
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What a delicious change!

dearle's picture
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We used couscous instead of pearl barley.

Absolutely delicious

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