Summery Shaved Lamb Salad
This salad is the ideal way to make use of lamb leftovers. The rich meat is complemented by the fresh vibrant ingredients in the salad.
- Makes : 6 |
- Difficulty: easy
- Prep Time : 20 mins |
- Cook Time : 0 mins
Curry Leaf Dressing
10 g curry leaves fresh
1 g fresh chilli
80 g castor sugar
1 C (250 ml) lime juice
100 ml olive oil
10 g salt
¼ C (60 ml) Greek yoghurt
2 medium sized brinjals, cut in half, scored across 1 cm apart
2 peaches, cut in halves
2 shallots, peeled and lightly trimmed
250 g cooked lamb, thinly shaved
50 g baby spinach, washed and dried
1 Tbsp (15 ml) pine nuts, lightly toasted in a dry pan
1 Tbsp (15 ml) pomegranate arils
½ red chilli, deseeded, thinly sliced (you can use the whole chilli for more heat)
salt and pepper to taste
5 g fresh curry leaves
10 g Asian micro greens (green radish, purple radish, mustard, mezuna, tatsoi, shiso)
5 g fresh garden mint
fresh ground black pepper to taste
150 ml curry leaf dressing
Curry Leaf Dressing
Blend all of the ingredients, except the yoghurt, together using a stick or jug blender until smooth. Measure out 150 ml of the dressing and combine with the yoghurt to make a creamy dressing. The remaining dressing will be delicious and can be kept. Refrigerate until needed.
Preheat the oven to 170 °C.
Brush the brinjal with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast for 35 minutes. Once cooled slice the brinjal at an angle into 2 cm slices.
Warm a griddle pan and grill the peaches until slightly charred with grill marks. Then, place the peaches and shallots into a roasting dish. Season with salt and pepper. Place the roasting dish into the oven at 170 °C for 10 minutes and then remove and allow to cool.
Slice the shallots in half and flake the layers. Slice each peach half into wedges.
Arrange the salad; start by combining the lettuce, baby spinach, chilli, pine nuts, fresh mint, thyme, curry leaves and pomegranate seeds and add some of the dressing and seasoning.
Then add the shaved lamb, peaches and brinjal. Finish the salad with microgreens, the ingredients and place the rest of the dressing on the side.