Grilled butterflied lamb with rosmarino pilau

Grilled butterflied lamb with rosmarino pilau

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  • 6
  • Carb Conscious
  • 20 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


  • 850 - 900 g deboned leg of lamb
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 t sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • rocket, for serving
  • For the rosmarino pilau
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 cup rosmarino pasta
  • 2 cups organic chicken stock
  • Thyme, a few sprigs
  • 80 g shelled green peas
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions

Open out the lamb and place in an ovenproof pan. Moisten with the olive oil, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.

Slide under a hot grill for 12 to 15 minutes a side, or until nicely browned but still rosy. Allow to rest before slicing thinly.

Spoon over the pan juices and serve with rosmarino pilau and rocket.

To make the *rosmarino pilau, soften the onion in the olive oil. Add the pasta and stir until lightly toasted. Add the stock, thyme and peas.

Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is tender.

Season to taste.

*Cook's note: rosmarino is a type of pasta.

Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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