If your fed up of having the same beef steak on a treat night, lamb leg steaks are a great alternative. Not that I get fed up of steak that often – it’s just nice to have a change. There’s not much to this dish buut we love it with a glass of white wine on a friday night. It’s one of my go to meals for a treat. The lamb has bundles of flavour and cooked correctly is absolutely worthy as a replacement for a good beef steak. I used to cook this plain a simple with a bit of veg on the side until I experimented with some fennel seeds and butter to take it to that next level. Crushing and roasting boiled baby potatoes is another way to make some pretty ordinary ingredients a bit more special. The skin goes crispy, adding another texture to the dish. The garlic mushrooms are quick and easy – anyone can make them.
Cooking Time: 35 mins
Prep: 5 mins
2 Lamb leg steaks
15-20 baby potatoes
6 chestnet mushrooms
Garlic or Garlic Powder
Salt and Cracked Black pepper
- Clean and chop baby potatoes into halves and boil in salted water for 10 mins. when finished boiling, drain and crush the potatoes with the back of a spoon or the bottom of a pan. Then drizzle over some olive oil and sprinkle rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper on top. Put in a preheated oven at 200C. The skins will go nice and crispy by the time your ready to plate.
- Leave lamb steaks out to come to room temperature. Rub salt and cracked black pepper and a pinch of fennel seeds into the meat.
- Cut the mushrooms in half and fry on a medium heat in plenty of olive oil and garlic or garlic powder.
- Preheat a heavy base saucepan on a high heat like you would a sirloin steak. Cook the leg steaks in a small ammount of oil for about 2-3 mins each side. Do not move the steak around as you want a nice colour on either side. Add a small amount of butter and fennel seeds about 2 mins before finishing cooking.
- Take the steaks out to rest whilst you finish the garlic mushrooms by adding a table 50ml of double cream to your mushrooms.
- Serve once your lamb has rested for a few minutes.