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Marinated Lamb with Stuffed Courgette Flowers


  • For the courgette flowers

  • For the batter

  • For the parsley salad


  • For the lamb:

  • 1.

    Place tomato paste, coriander, cumin, harissa, olive oil and garlic in a bowl and stir to combine. Place lamb cutlets in a shallow dish and brush with the marinade. Leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight if possible. Pan fry the cutlets for 3-4 minutes each side in a griddle pan.

  • For the courgettes:

  • 1.

    Prepare the courgette flowers by gently rinsing and drying, using a pastry brush remove any dirt that sometimes get caught in the flowers. With a sharp pointed, small knife remove the stamen in each of the flowers. Mix all the cheese, and basil together. Season to taste. Put a little cheese filling in each flower. The batter should be prepared just before you need it. Sift the two flours, add salt. Pour in the sparkling iced water in one go. Mix to combine; don’t worry about any lumps. Dip each flower into the batter. Deep-fry until golden in 190C hot oil. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.

  • 2.

    To make the parsely salad, combine all the onion, parsley, capers, lemon juice, lemon zest, extra virgin olive oil, mint and season to taste.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz are the best wines to pair with Marinated Lamb with Stuffed Courgette Flowers.


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