Recipes MOROCCAN LAMB STEAK WITH ROASTED BEETROOT AND WILD RICE SALAD
MOROCCAN LAMB STEAK WITH ROASTED BEETROOT AND WILD RICE SALAD
Take your taste buds on an adventure with our exotic take on a steak salad. Turn our Cape Herb & Spice Moroccan Spice into a handy rub for plump, juicy lamb. Then combine it with oven-roast beetroot, wild black rice and loads of herby freshness. It’s the perfect dish for lazy summer lunches – enjoyed best outdoors of course!
- WHAT YOU WILL NEED -
- 6 medium beetroots
- Cape Herb & Spice TALL ATLANTIC SEA SALT GRINDER
- 600g thick-cut lamb steak (a rump cut is ideal), trimmed of all visible fat
- Cape Herb & Spice MOROCCAN SPICE
- extra virgin olive oil
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 1 cup wild black rice, cooked according to package instructions (look for it in the health food section of your supermarket)
- 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 rounds of feta cheese
- 2 cups wild rocket
- ½ cup diced cucumber
- 1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely sliced
- large handful of mint leaves
- shop-bought balsamic reduction
- METHOD -
Use a vegetable peeler to peel the beetroots. Place beetroots on tin foil and give them a few twists of our Atlantic Sea Salt. Fold the tinfoil so you end up with a sealed tinfoil packet. Place it on a baking tray and roast the beetroots in a 200 degrees Celsius oven until cooked through – it takes about 30 minutes. (NB: if preferred you can boil the beetroot instead. If you do boil them do not peel them as too much of the flavour will be lost during cooking. Boil them as is and peel them only once they’re cooked.)
Rub the lamb steak with one tablespoon olive oil. Dust the lamb with one tablespoon of our Cape Herb & Spice Moroccan spice and set aside for 30 minutes. Next brown the lamb in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil in a non-stick saucepan. Pop the lamb into a 200 ˚C oven to roast until done to your liking – we think medium with a decided hint of pink is ideal.
Once the beetroots are cooked and your lamb is done, it’s time to assemble your dish: Wet the wild rice by stirring in 1-2 tablespoons of quality extra virgin olive oil and half a teaspoon of Cape Herb & Spice Moroccan spice. Season to taste by giving it a few twists of our Cape Herb & Spice Atlantic Sea Salt. Spoon wild rice onto a large platter and add the quartered beetroot, cucumber, feta, rocket, mint and chilli. Drizzle over some balsamic reduction – be generous, it’s so delicious! Then slice the warm lamb quite thinly and plate up next to the salad. Drizzle the lamb with a teaspoon or two of extra virgin olive oil and give it a final light pinch of our Cape Herb & Spice Moroccan spice and it’s time to serve.
Recipe concept & photography by Lizet Hartley.
Lizet Hartley is a freelance stills and reel food stylist, food photographer and recipe developer. In her spare time she – rather predictably – cooks. Get more of her recipes on her blog at http://www.melkkos-merlot.co.za
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