Mint chutney, barbecued lamb & potato salad

Mint chutney, barbecued lamb & potato salad

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr plus at least 2 hrs marinating

Easy

Serves 6

This beautiful barbecued lamb with a fresh minty chutney makes a great sharing dish for friends. Serve with our new potato and spring onion salad

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal579
  • fat29g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein55g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 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
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    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
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    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
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

For the potatoes

  • 800g new potatoes, halved
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 100g peas, frozen or fresh and podded
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    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

Method

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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hilaryys
29th May, 2017
3.8
Interesting that drfabio found the mint chutney bitter because I thought there was a bitter flavour running right through this recipe which detracted slightly from the sweetness of the lamb. Still, it was interesting and the lamb was beautifully tender after 24-hours marinating. I think I would use the marinade for the lamb alone and make my traditional potato salad which I prefer. But I enjoyed cooking a big piece of meat on the BBQ on a beautiful summer's evening!
drfabio
20th May, 2017
3.8
The lamb was fabulous! Enjoyed the potatoes too and will add more peas next time. Was not keen on the neat chutney on the side though - we thought it was quite bitter and tasted very grassy. Instead, I'll use the extra to marinate the lamb when I make it again.
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