Lamb Steaks with Pistachio and Rocket Pesto Recipe

PREP: 15 mins COOK: 12-16 mins Add to My Favourites

Looking for simple midweek meal idea? Enjoy lamb steaks with pistachio and rocket pesto and serve with grilled tomatoes and fresh pasta. Get it on the table in 30 minutes tonight.

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serves 4

  • 4 boneless lamb leg steaks
  • 50 g unsalted pistachio nuts
  • 50 g rocket leaves
  • 50 g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra olive oil, for frying


Step 1

Remove the meat from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.

Step 2

Dry roast the pistachio nuts briefly in a non-stick frying pan.

Step 3

Put the rocket into a blender; add the pistachio nuts and the Parmesan cheese, olive oil and salt and pepper. Blend until you have a chunky pesto sauce. 

Step 4

Heat up the griddle pan (or a non-stick frying pan). Brush the steaks with remaining olive oil. Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side.  Leave to rest for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Place a small spoonful of pesto on each of the steaks and serve the rest of the pesto separately. Serve with halved grilled tomatoes and fresh pasta.

Chef's Tip

Don't blend your pesto too much; the small pieces of pistachio nuts will add a fabulous crunchy texture that is very different from ready-made pesto sauces. 

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