- 1 small leg of lamb, about 1½ kg, butterflied (ask your butcher to do this for you)
For the chutney
- 1 large pack mint (about 100g), leaves picked
There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…
- 1 small pack coriander
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 finger-sized piece of ginger
Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…
- 2 green chillies, deseeded if you like
- 2 tsp cumin seeds, toasted
- 1 lemon, juiced
Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…
For the potatoes
- 800g new potatoes, halved
New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…
- 100g peas, frozen or fresh and podded
A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…
- 2 spring onions, sliced
- 200g Greek yogurt
First, make the chutney. Put all the ingredients with a good pinch of salt and a small splash of water in a minichopper or food processor and blitz to a chunky paste. Will keep in the fridge for two days.
Use one-third of the chutney to marinate the lamb for at least a couple of hours, or up to 24 hrs before. To make the potato salad, boil the potatoes until just cooked, around 12-15 mins. When they’ve got about a minute left, add the peas. Drain and leave to cool. Toss the spring onions through the potatoes and peas, then dress with one-third of the chutney and the yogurt. Can be made a day ahead and chilled in the fridge. Take out 1 hr before serving.
To cook the lamb, heat the barbecue until the coals are ashen. Grill the lamb, flesh-side down, for about 25 mins, then flip it over and cook on the fat side for about 15 mins until charred and sizzling. When the lamb is cooked to your liking, leave it to rest on a warm platter to catch the juices. To serve, carve the lamb into thick slices, again catching the juices. In a bowl, mix the cooking juices with the remaining chutney, and serve alongside the lamb.
Cooking your lambYou can also cook the lamb in the oven. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7, place it on a baking tray, cook for 15 mins, then reduce the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and cook for 15 mins more. Leave to rest for 15 mins.