Lamb Caesar Salad Lamb Caesar Salad

Lamb Caesar Salad

Try this quick, classic salad made with lamb leg cubes, salad leaves, croutons, Parmesan cheese and an anchovy dressing.  Perfect for a midweek supper dish.

prep time
15 mins

cook time
20 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 x 150g/5½oz lean lamb leg steaks, cut into cubes
  • 5ml/1tsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • For the Anchovy Dressing
  • :60ml/4tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • Large handful fresh parsley leaves
  • 10ml/2tsp Dijon mustard
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 6 anchovies in oil, drained
  • For the Salad
  • :1 large Cos or Romaine lettuce, rinsed and roughly torn
  • 1 x 100g bag prepared bread croutons
  • 1 punnet fresh cress
  • 25g/1oz Parmesan shavings, to garnish

Method

  1. To prepare the dressing; pour the oil into a food processor or blender. Add the parsley, mustard, lemon juice, 45ml/3tbsp warm water, anchovies and seasoning.

  2. Mix until you have a smooth sauce. Adjust the seasoning and lemon juice, if required.

  3. Heat a non-stick griddle or plain frying pan without oil for 2-3 minutes. Brush the lamb cubes with oil, season and cook, tossing occasionally for 3-4 minutes or until any meat juices run clear.  Transfer to a warm plate and leave to rest for 1-2 minutes.

  4. .Meanwhile, to prepare the salad; put all the ingredients in a large bowl with the lamb and any meat juices.  Toss gently and drizzle over the anchovy sauce.

  5. Garnish with the Parmesan and serve immediately.