Lamb-Leg Steaks with Watercress Pesto Lamb-Leg Steaks with Watercress Pesto

Lamb-Leg Steaks with Watercress Pesto

If you haven’t already discovered for yourself, watercress pesto is a great accompaniment for lamb.  With just 5 ingredients this recipe is also super easy and quick to make. 

prep time
15 mins

cook time
16 minutes

serves
2 people

  • Energy

    601kcal

  • Fat

    50g

  • Saturates

    8.9g

  • Carbs

    1.1g

  • Sugars

    0.5g

  • Fibre

    1.2g

  • Protein

    36.6g

  • Salt

    0.6g

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless lamb-leg steaks
  • For the watercress pesto

  • 25g unsalted pistachio nuts
  • 25g watercress leaves
  • 25g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 60ml rapeseed or olive oil

Method

1. For pesto: put the nuts, watercress, Parmesan and 50ml oil into a blender, season and whizz together to make a chunky pesto.

2. Heat a non-stick frying pan under moderate heat until hot. Brush the steaks with remaining oil and cook for 6–8 minutes on each side. Transfer the steaks to warm plates.

3. Place a small spoonful of pesto on each of the steaks (slice, if preferred) and serve with roasted peppers or cherry tomatoes and crusty bread. Serve the rest of the pesto separately.

Tips:

Alternatively, cook the steaks on a prepared BBQ. The pesto is great with lamb chops or cutlets too.