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Barbecued lamb with punchy melon salsa

Barbecued lamb with punchy melon salsa

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal460
fat29g
saturates8g
carbs5g
sugars4g
fibre2g
protein46g
low insalt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 lamb leg chops

For the salsa

  • ½ a cantaloupe melon , diced
  • 3 spring onions , sliced
  • small bunch coriander , chopped
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 avocado , cut into small chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice 1 lime

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
HEALTHY SMOOTHIE FOR 4

MELON & BANANA SMOOTHIE Blend 4 large strawberries with a deseeded and diced 250g wedge of watermelon, 1 small banana and 150ml smooth orange juice. Serve over lots of ice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2009

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