Valentine Lamb Steaks. Route to the heart!

Valentine Lamb Steaks.
Way to the heart!
Lip-smacking Lamb
Bring out your romantic side and serve your loved one a “valentine” steak for a date night at home. Cut from the tender lamb loin, valentine steaks are essentially two chops butterflied and flattened to make one chop instead of two. Their swoon-some shape are just perfect for showing you care.
Tender valentine steaks are quick and easy to pan-fry or grill, allowing you more ‘me’ time to get ready.  Look out for other quick-cook lamb cuts too such as elegant noisettes and cutlets which are widely available and best served rosy pink. Even a lamb mini roast cooks in under an hour and feeds 2 people - with enough for second helpings! Check out the recipes on www.tastyeasylamb.co.uk

But don’t save luscious lamb for special dates, you can rustle up a great weekday lamb dinner in a matter of minutes. Its wonderful sweet and tender flavour means you don’t have to add much to it. Think simple stir fries, salads, burgers and meatballs – lambtastic!

Lamb Valentine Steaks with Redcurrant and Orange Sauce
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: Under 20 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients:
  • 4 lean lamb valentine steaks, cutlets or chops
  • 2tsp rapeseed oil
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 150ml good, hot lamb stock
  • Grated zest and juice of ½ orange
  • 1tbsp redcurrant jelly or cranberry sauce

Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick griddle pan.  Mix the seasoning and coriander together.  Dust the steaks on both sides with the mixture.
  1. Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side.  Transfer to a warm plate and leave to rest.
  1. Meanwhile, to make the sauce; in the same pan cook the onions for 2-3 minutes.  Add the stock, orange zest and juice and redcurrant jelly or cranberry sauce.
  1. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce is thick. Pour any meat juices from the plate to the pan with the sauce.
  1. Serve the steaks with herb mash and steamed curly kale or broccoli.
     

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