Easy and delicious lamb steak BBQ served with a lovely bean cherry salad!
I just got back from my holiday in Italy, and I’m staying at my parents house for a couple of weeks. We do this every summer as the whole family gathers at my parents house, and that means that we just stay up every night until late with good food, drinks and wonderful times!
It’s my favourite time of the year, because the weather is absolutely amazing and even after the sun sets it’s still warm and lovely outside. We also tend to cook a lot of food on the BBQ. We barbecue fish, meat, chicken and even vegetables. But this weekend we have something very special on the menu. We have gorgeous leg lamb steaks in a herb marinade.
This summer, Simply Beef & Lamb is asking everyone to set a new standard to British BBQs to make sure that every flame grilled meal is very special and delicious! In the UK, we tend to offer the same food at each event. So to break this habit and encourage Brits to start making inspiring BBQs, Simply Beef & Lamb are encouraging everyone to ‘#RaiseTheSteaks’ and become masters of the BBQ, and to have pride in and confidence cooking with lamb steaks. Have you ever tried barbecuing lamb steaks before? Lamb steaks are delicious cuts of meat and are extremely easy to cook on the BBQ. They can transform the occasion from average to impressive, and that’s why Simply Beef & Lamb are trying to raise the standards of British BBQs by getting more people to cook lamb steaks on the BBQ this summer.
Lamb steaks are not only delicious and very easy to cook, but they are also versatile. You can cook a whole steak on the BBQ, or you can slice it up to make kebabs.
As a customer make sure that you are buying farm assured, quality meat. One easy way to do this is to look out for a quality mark like the Red Tractor logo on packs of meat. All lamb carrying the Red Tractor logo can be traced back to the farms the livestock came from, and you can be assured that the farmers and suppliers who produce lamb for the scheme meet comprehensive standards covering hygiene, safety, environmental protection and animal welfare at every stage from farm to fork.
So now back to the recipe, we have tried these lamb steaks in a herb marinade a couple of times and it quickly became a family favourite! It pairs very well with a fresh cherry and bean salad, with mixed beans, cherries, red onions, baby spinach leaves and a light dressing.
The marinade is very simple and delicious. It’s made with Worcestershire sauce, freshly chopped rosemary, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt & pepper. And takes around 5 minutes to prepare.
The lamb steaks are then marinated for at least 15-20 minutes.
And then the meat takes around 6-8 minutes on each side to be cooked.
I highly recommend this recipe to everyone who wants to try something new. For everything you need to know about lamb and beef, more recipe ideas and information about Red Tractor beef and lamb, please visit www.simplybeefandlamb.co.uk
- 2 x 150g/5oz lean boneless lamb leg steaks
- For the Marinade:
- 45ml/3tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 15-30ml/1-2tbsp freshly chopped rosemary or thyme
- 15ml/1tbsp good balsamic vinegar
- 10ml/2tsp rapeseed or olive oil
- Salt and freshly milled black pepper
- Place the steak in a non-metallic dish. Mix together the marinade ingredients and pour over the steaks. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
- Cook the steaks on a prepared barbecue or preheated moderate grill for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until any meat juices run clear. Transfer the steaks to a warm plate and leave to rest for a few minutes.
- Serve with a fresh cherry and bean salad with mixed beans, cherries, red onions, baby spinach leaves and a light dressing.
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