Or solo Red Wine Lentils for Vegetarians

What you'll need:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • Some sea salt
  • 150g lamb steak
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the Lentils

  • 100g tinned lentils, drained
  • 200ml red wine
  • 50g butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and black pepper
Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 1

Method

First

Place the garlic and the salt in a pestle and mortar (or crush with a spoon) and mix together to make a paste. Stir in the olive oil, and then slather the whole lot over your lamb steak. Leave to marinate for 10 minutes.

Second

Chargrill the lamb for 5 minutes on each side (or to your liking) on a griddle pan. Season well, then put to one side.

Third

Make the lentils simply by pouring them into a saucepan along with the red wine and bay leaf. Simmer for 10 minutes, then stir in the butter and season well. To serve, make a bed of lentils on a plate, and place the lamb on top, cut into slices.

Wine Match

This dish deserves to be paired with juicy and supple Dal Zotto Barbera 2017. This wine is a winner with flavourful meats such as this lamb dish!


There you have it -- a recipe for Red Wine Lentils and Garlic Lamb!

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