Lamb Loin with Butterbean and Tomato Salad

Serves 4
Prep 30 minutes
Cooking 15 minutes



2 Maimoa Boneless Short Loins
1 rosemary sprig, leaves picked
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 bunch basil, leaves picked
1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp sherry vinegar
1x 400g can Butterbeans, rinsed
and drained
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 punnet heirloom cherry
tomatoes, quartered
2/3 cup (160ml) thick Greek-style



Drizzle lamb with 1 tbsp oil, and season with salt and cracked pepper.

Stand to for at least 10 minutes - this allows the meat a chance to come to room temperature. 30 minutes is ideal if you have time.

Heat a frypan over high heat. Add lamb and scatter with rosemary sprigs. Cook, for 3-4 minutes or until the cooking comes up 1 cm on the side of the loin. Turn and continue to cook, using extra rosemary to brush with oil, for 2-3 minutes or until medium rare. You can tell this by pushing with a finger - it should have the resistance of an over-ripe avocado. Remove
lamb and transfer to a plate. Finely grate over zest and stand to rest.

Return uncleaned pan to medium heat, add beans and onion, and toss to warm through. Add lemon juice and toss to coat then transfer to a bowl to pickle slightly.

Return pan to heat once more with remaining oil. Add sliced garlic and cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until golden and crisp. Carefully add half the basil leaves, they make a loud popping noise and can spit, and cook for 1-2 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to a heat-proof bowl and stir through vinegar.

To serve, spoon yoghurt onto plate. Arrange beans, tomatoes and remaining fresh basil leaves and sliced lamb. Spoon over crisp garlic basil oil and serve.

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