Glazed lamb fillet with a herb and yoghurt sauce

Glazed lamb fillet with a herb and yoghurt sauce

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40min


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About this recipe: A herby sauce makes a mouth-watering meal of sliced lean lamb and vegetables.

Brenda Houghton

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 650 g (1 lb 7 oz) small new potatoes, cut in half lengthways
  • 250 g (9 oz) green beans, trimmed and cut in half
  • 400 g (14 oz) lean lamb neck fillet
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
  • 175 g (6 oz) tomatoes
  • For the sauce
  • 1 tablespoon clear honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon or English mustard
  • 150 g (5½ oz) low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon red wine or sherry vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper

Method
Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. First make the sauce: mix together the honey, mustard and yoghurt. Stir in the garlic, capers, basil, mint and parsley, add the wine or vinegar and season to taste. Cover and chill.
  2. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, add the potatoes and a pinch of salt and cook for 10-15 minutes, adding the beans for the last 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the grill to high and put a kettle on to boil. Trim the lamb of any fat. Combine the mustard powder and sugar and rub it all over the meat, then grill it for 5 minutes on each side, or until tender.
  4. Cover the tomatoes with the boiling water, leave them for 1 minute, then skin, deseed and chop them.
  5. When the vegetables are just tender, drain them thoroughly and mix them with the tomatoes.
  6. Divide the potatoes and beans between four plates. Cut the lamb into thin slices and arrange them on top of the vegetables. Spoon a little sauce onto the lamb and serve the remainder on the side.

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