Time to make: 30 mins
Total cost: $20.92 / $5.23 per serve
(at time of publication)
5 carrots, scrubbed and chopped
1 tablespoon miso paste (see tip)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
4 cups baby spinach
4 tablespoons sesame oil
500g lean lamb leg steaks
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
Step 1Place carrots in microwave and steam for 8 minutes or until tender. Place in a blender with miso paste, milk and pepper. Blend until a smooth purée forms and add more milk or water if needed. Set aside.
Step 2Peel and thinly slice one orange, discarding seeds. Place orange slices in a large bowl. Add spinach leaves. Combine sesame oil with juice of the remaining orange (about 1/4 cup) and mix well to make dressing.
Step 3Heat a heavy-based pan over a high heat. Spray lamb steaks with oil and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until done to your liking. Remove from heat and set aside to rest for 5 minutes, before slicing on the diagonal.
Step 4Dress salad, add sunflower seeds and toss well. Serve lamb with carrot purée and salad on the side.
- Make it gluten free: Check miso is gluten free.
- If you don’t have miso, use salt-reduced chicken stock powder or gel, but halve the quantity.
Miso is a Japanese fermented paste made from soy beans, barley or rice. It has an intense, savoury flavour. Use miso as a soup on its own, mixed with hot water. It can also be used, as it is in this recipe, in place of stock or as a flavour enhancer. Miso is high in sodium, so a little goes a long way.