Masala lamb steaks cooked on the Traeger Timberline 850 wood pellet grill

Masala lamb steaks with chilli slaw and mint yogurt cooked on the Traeger Timberline 850 wood pellet grill

Serve this versatile dish as a light summer dish, as a wrap or in roll

Again we’re going with the Asian flavours for these delicious lamb steaks. All the prep can be done in advance so all you have to do once your guests arrive is cook the steaks, which only take a few minutes. They are cooked on high heat to give you that lovely char on the outside whilst retaining a tender pink centre. If cooking on a regular BBQ just cook quickly over a high direct heat. You can serve this just with the slaw and mint yogurt or slice the meat thinly to serve in a wrap or pitta bread or serve as an alternative to a burger with a side of fries.

Ingredients:

  • 4 lamb leg steaks

Mint yogurt:

  • 50g (2oz) fat free yogurt
  • handful fresh mint leaves; chopped

Marinade:

  • 1 clove garlic; grated
  • 2.5cm (1”) fresh ginger; grated
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • ½ teasp turmeric
  • ½ teasp cumin
  • ½ lemon; zest and juice
  • 100g (3.5oz) fat free yogurt

Chilli slaw:

  • 1 red pepper; deseeded and finely sliced
  • 2 medium carrots; peeled and grated
  • ¼ red cabbage; finely sliced
  • 4 spring onions; finely sliced
  • 2 red chillies; deseeded and finely sliced
  • ½ lemon; zest and juice

Pre-heat the grill to about 235C (455F), a nice grilling heat.

Combine all the marinade ingredients and cover the lamb steaks. Leave for 2 hours.

Combine all the slaw ingredients.

Mix the mint with the yogurt.

Place the lower grate on it’s highest setting and cook the lamb until pink in the centre and nicely coloured on the outside; so you’re aiming for high 50’s to low 60’s C. On this occasion turn the lamb over to achieve colour on both sides; usually it isn’t necessary to turn food over on the Traeger but the side nearest the heat source will colour more than the side facing away.

Serve with the slaw on the side and the mint yogurt in a bowl.

Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas