Lamb with warm potato & olive salad
- Preparation and cooking time
- plus chilling
- Serves 2
This restaurant-standard dish is simple to make but worthy of any dinner party. Cooking the lamb this way stops it drying out and gives it a subtle flavour
For the potato & olive salad
- STEP 1
Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling, lightly salted water for 10-12 mins, then drain and transfer to a baking sheet to cool.
- STEP 2
Now prepare the lamb. Mix the yogurt with the olive oil and some sea salt to taste. Rub the lamb loin with the yogurt mixture – make sure to cover all sides. Chill in the fridge for 1 hr.
- STEP 3
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat an ovenproof sauté pan and add the rapeseed oil. Sear the lamb on all sides until dark golden brown, then cook in the oven for 7-10 mins or until medium-rare. Remove and leave to rest for 5 mins.
- STEP 4
To finish the potato salad, cut the cooled potatoes into thick slices. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the potato slices and fry for 10 mins or until golden brown. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl, mix with the olives, yogurt and vinegar, and add salt to taste. Serve warm with the sliced lamb loin and the leaves.