Moroccan lamb steaks with lime sauce

I buy lamb steaks once in a while. My supermarket often includes them as part of a 3 packs of meat for £10 deal. This recipe is something to liven them up a bit instead of eating them plain. It serves 2 people.

1 tsp turmeric

2 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 lamb leg steaks
Olive oil for drizzling
4 medium mushrooms
1 red pepper
2 crushed garlic cloves
4 tbspns lime juice
2 tsps dried chives
Salt and pepper


1 Mix the spices together and roll the lamb steaks in the spices and drizzle with the olive oil.

2 Heat a frying pan, add the lamb and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Remove the lamb and keep warm.

3 Add to the pan the mushrooms, red pepper and garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

4 Add the lime juice and chives and cook for another two minutes. Add the lamb and warm through. Season to taste.

The above recipe is slightly adapted from the original which you can see here at BBC Food.


This was a nice recipe, I enjoy lamb steaks for a change, although overall I prefer beef. The lamb steaks have more of a tendency to be fatty or chewy.

The spice rub was tasty although I was surprised how mild the flavour was given the quantities used. The vegetables tasted very limey.

Personally I prefer my lamb steaks cooked a little less than this – next time I would probably reduce the initial frying to 2 minutes a side.

I would definitely cook this recipe again!


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