Roasted Lamb & Beetroot Salad and 2020 Ministry Of Clouds McLaren Vale Tempranillo Grenache
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 40 min | Servings: 4
2 x 200gm lamb backstraps
Marocan spice mix
3 medium beets (450g) washed, then topped and tailed and cut in half lengthways then each half cut into 4 wedges
1 ½ tbsp olive oil
1 medium red onion (160g) cut into quarters
125 g mixed salad leaves
90 g feta cheese
30 g walnut halves
1 heaped tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 medium orange peeled then cut into segments
2 sprigs of fresh mint leaves removed then chopped
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp cracked black pepper
For the orange mustard dressing:
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
1 heaped tsp Dijon mustard
A small pinch of cracked black pepper
A good pinch of sea salt
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/392 F, please note I use a fan assisted electric oven. Please adjust to the oven you have.
Dust your lamb heavly with the marocan spice mix.
In a heavy based pan, cook you lamb gently on each side for 4 mins or unil medium rare. Rest for 10 mins then slice.
Place the beetroot on a large baking tray, add the salt and pepper then pour over the olive oil. Make sure all the beetroot is covered in oil.
Roast in the oven for 30 - 40 minutes, depending on how chunky your wedges are.
After 10 minutes add the onion to the tray and cover in some of the oil. Return the tray to the oven and cook until the beets are cooked. The beets are done when you can easily pierce the beets with a sharp knife.
Once cooked leave the beets and red onion to cool slightly before adding to the salad.
To assemble the salad, place the leaves in a large serving bowl, add the mint and onion and toss. Then add the beetroot, crumble over the walnuts and feta. Add the orange segments and scatter over the pumpkin seeds.
You can add the dressing to the salad just before serving or you can leave it for everyone to add their own dressing.
To make the dressing:
Whisk together the orange juice and Dijon mustard. Then whisk in the olive oil, add the salt and pepper.
Arrange the salad in a large serving bowl and place the sliced lamb in the centre.
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