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Karoo Lamb Salad with Avocado and Peppadews

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 500g deboned loin of Karoo lamb
  • Olive oil
  • 1 x 420g bottle preserved peppadews (drain and keep the syrup)
  • Mixed baby salad and herb leaves
  • At least 3 ripe, firm avocados, sliced thickly
  • 1 x 420g tin of borlotti beans
  • 1 x 420g tin cannellini beans
  • 1 x 420g tin of red or black beans
  • 100g unsalted pistachio nuts
  • Ground sea salt
  • Black and pink peppercorns
  • For the peppadew and fynbos honey salad dressing
  • 250ml peppadew syrup (drained from the preserved peppadews)
  • 62,5ml fynbos honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 125ml coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • For the Pinotage reduction
  • 250ml Pinotage
  • 62,5ml fynbos honey

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over high heat and sear the fillet, remove and set aside

  2. Keep warm. Lower the heat and stir-fry the peppadews. Remove from pan as soon as they start to caramelize.

  3. Heat the peppadew syrup in the saucepan and reduce by half. Add the honey, lemon juice and half of the coriander leaves. Heat through and take of the heat. Keep warm.

  4. In a saucepan, combine the pinotage and fynbos honey, then reduce until thick and syrupy.

  5. Arrange the salad and herb leaves on a platter.

  6. Combine the avocado slices, beans and pistachio nuts, then dress with the Pinotage reduction then arrange on the leaves.

  7. Thinly slice the filet and arrange on the salad.

  8. Scatter the caramelized peppadews over the salad.

  9. Drench the salad with the hot peppadew-and-honey-sauce.

  10. Season with ground salt and pepper.

  11. Serve immediately with crusty bread. (Can be served cold as well)

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