How to cook lamb leg steaks

By Linda Harris

Lamb leg steaks are suitable for frying, barbecuing, grilling and roasting in the oven. Lamb is a very tender meat and doesn’t require too much cooking. Therefore it’s ideal for preparing a quick dinner. Herbs such as mint and rosemary are commonly used, but spices and anchovies can also be added for an extra kick.

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Lamb leg steaks are easy to prepare.

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Preparing the Marinade

Step 1

Combine crushed garlic, rosemary leaves and olive in a bowl and mix. If desired, you may add spices such as paprika and cayenne pepper or a chopped anchovy.

Step 2

Add the lamb steak to the mixture with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Ensure the steak is covered completely by the marinade and leave for two to three hours.

Frying

Step 4

Heat oil in a frying pan until very hot.

Step 5

Fry the lamb steak for two minutes on each side if you want it medium rare or five to six minutes if you want it well done.

Step 6

Remove from the pan and leave to rest for a minute on a plate before serving, as it will continue to cook.

Roasting

Step 7

Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 or 180C.

Step 8

Follow the steps above to fry the steak, frying on each side for about two minutes.

Step 9

Transfer the lamb to an ovenproof dish with a little oil and place in the oven.

Step 10

Cook for five to six minutes if medium rare is desired, or a little longer for it to be well done. Remove from the oven and leave to rest on a plate.