Spring is the time for blue skies, new growth, budding romances and a rejuvenated palate that calls for a lighter, fresher menu. Celebrate the new season by bringing the fresh flavour of mouth-watering Lamb to the table.
In Spring sweet, tender Lamb is at its peak supply, making it the perfect partner for new season vegetables and herbs. Its unique ability to match the fresher, more delicate flavours our palates crave post winter, makes Lamb the perfect Spring meal solution.
Enjoy Lamb alfresco and let the warm sun, cool breeze and floating scent of blossoming flowers revitalise your senses. Cooked on the barbecue, grill, fry pan or in the oven, Lambs tenderness and flavour is sure to be a hit with family and friends. However you choose to dine, you can soak up the succulent flavours of Spring with these simple and delicious Lamb recipes.
Hoisin Lamb fillet with snake beans and chilli
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
8 Lamb fillets/tenderloins
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp hoisin
1 bunch snake beans, cut into 3cm lengths, cooked
100g roasted peanuts
¼ cup mint leaves
¼ cup coriander leaves
extra 2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp peanut oil
rind and juice from a large lime
1 red chilli, finely chopped
Brush the Lamb fillets with combined sesame oil and hoisin. Preheat a non-stick pan to moderately hot. Keep the heat at moderately high.
Cook one side of Lamb fillet until the first sign of moisture appears on the uncooked side, turn and cook other side. You may need to turn the Lamb three times so all sides are browned.
Test for doneness with tongs. Rare is soft when pressed, medium is springy and welldone is very firm. Rest the Lamb for a few minutes before serving.
To serve, slice the Lamb diagonally and toss with the snake beans, peanuts, mint and coriander leaves, and the combined extra sesame oil, oil, lime rind, juice and chilli.
This information has been issued by Hausmann Communications on behalf of Meat & Livestock Australia. For more Lamb recipe suggestions please go to: www.themainmeal.com.au More Recipes:
Hoisin Lamb fillet with snake beans and chilli - www.femail.com.au/celebrate-spring-with-lamb.htm
Roast Lamb rump with a balsamic syrup - www.femail.com.au/roast-lamb-rump-balsamic.htm
Lamb cutlets with orange, onion and olive salad - www.girl.com.au/lamb-cutlets-orange-onion-olive-salad.htm
Minted Lamb loin chops with tomato salad - www.girl.com.au/minted-lamb-loin-chops-tomato-salad.htm