Crispy lamb salad
You can reduce the quantities of this and serve it as a starter course if you wish.
I've decided to use a selection of belly, kidney and some fillet here, but you could use sweetbreads and/or heart or liver, it's up to you.
250-300g boneless lamb breast
4 lambs' kidneys, halved and the sinew removed
2 lamb fillets
Vegetable or corn oil for frying
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Flour for dusting
1 small egg, beaten
30g fresh white breadcrumbs
A couple of handfuls of small salad leaves and herbs, washed and dried
1tbsp capers, rinsed
For the dressing
1tbsp sherry vinegar
4tbsp walnut or hazelnut oil
1tsp caster sugar
Put the breast in a pan of salted water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 40 minutes to an hour or until tender; remove from the pan and leave to cool and refrigerate overnight or place in the freezer for an hour. Once cool, remove any excess fat and cut into thin, 3-4cm long strips.
Have three dishes ready: one with seasoned flour, one with beaten egg and the third with the breadcrumbs. Coat the lamb first in flour, dusting off the excess, then through the egg, and finally the breadcrumbs.
Heat a few tablespoons of vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry them for a few minutes on a highish heat, turning them as they are cooking; drain on some kitchen paper and keep warm. Discard the oil and wipe the pan, season the kidney and fillet, heat some more oil and fry them on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side, keeping them pink.
To serve, whisk the sherry vinegar, walnut oil and sugar together and season. Toss the leaves and capers in the dressing and arrange on serving plates.
Slice the fillet and kidney and arrange in among the leaves with the crispy breast.
Regular cast member Ste Hay, played by Kieron Richardson, is about to test TV boundaries
Life & Style blogs
World’s largest chocolate manufacturer adds voice to warnings of 'potential cocoa shortage by 2020'
UK cities with the most single people: Most residents of Manchester are not hitched
Boys born in south of England 'live eight years longer' than those born in the north
GTA 5, Xbox One review: Next gen Los Santos is beautiful chaos
Care Quality Commission report: Just how good is your GP?
- 1 Lee Evans announces retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
- 2 Pirelli calendar 2015: The problem with 'plus-size' models like Candice Huffine
- 3 These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Angelina Jolie confuses everyone with 'ay up me duck' East Midland's greeting to Derby actor Jack O'Connell at awards show
iJobs Food & Drink
£16000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This charming and contemporary ...
£15000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing fitness cha...
£15000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing fitness cha...
£13000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...