A thing of such delicious, dribble-down-your-chin simplicity, the noble chopped lamb steak can be re-invented time and time again to create the most divine dinnertime results. For this little incarnation, we’ve taken ground lamb and thrown in a twist with a oh so tasty tomato chutney!
Cumin-Turmeric Spice Blend
Red Onion, chopped
Salt and Pepper*
Preheat the oven to 450°F (to roast potatoes and broccoli ). Start prepping when the oven comes up to temperature!
Wash and dry all produce.* Mince or grate garlic. Strip 1 tbsp thyme leaves from the stems (dbl for 4 ppl).Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. On a baking sheet, toss the potatoes with 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), 1/4 tsp spice blend (dbl for 4 ppl) and half the thyme. Bake in the middle of the oven until golden brown and crisp, 20-22 min.
Meanwhile, cut the tomatoes into 1/4-inch pieces. Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces. On another baking sheet, toss broccoli with 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl). Season with salt and pepper. Roast in the top of the oven, until golden-brown, 12-14 min.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the lamb, garlic, remaining thyme, remaining spice blend and 1/4 tsp salt (dbl for 4 ppl). Season with pepper. Form the lamb mixture into two 5-inch wide, 1/2-inch thick oval steaks (4 steaks for 4 ppl). Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 2-3 min. Add the tomatoes, 1 tbsp vinegar (dbl for 4 ppl) and 2 tsp sugar (dbl for 4ppl). Cook until the tomatoes break down and the sauce is thick, 6-8 min. Season with salt and pepper. (TIP: Gently use a fork to help break down the tomatoes.)
Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil, then the lamb steaks. Pan-fry until the steaks are golden-brown and cooked through, 3-5 min per side. (TIP: Cook to a minimum internal temp. of 71°C/160°F.**) (NOTE: Cook in 2 batches for 4 ppl, using 1/2 tbsp oil per batch.)
Divide the lamb steaks, potatoes and broccoli between plates. Dollop the relish over the lamb steaks.