Hoisin Lamb Fillet with Green Beans and Walnut Salad
Pan-fried lamb fillets, green beans and walnuts make for a great mix in this warm salad.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
8 lamb fillets/tenderloins
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp hoisin
Green bean and walnut salad
300 g green beans
30 g butter, melted
100 g walnut halves, toasted
1/2 a small red onion, finely sliced
¼ cup coriander leaves
Method 1. Brush the lamb fillets with combined sesame oil and hoisin. Season with salt and pepper. Preheat a non-stick pan to moderately hot. Keep the heat at moderately high.
2. Cook one side of lamb fillet until the first sign of moisture appears on the uncooked side, turn and cook other side. You may need to turn the meat 3 times so all sides are browned.
3. Test for doneness with tongs. Rare is soft when pressed, medium is springy and welldone is very firm. Rest the lamb for 2 minutes before serving. To serve, slice the lamb diagonally and serve on top of warm salad.To make Green bean and walnut salad: cook the beans until just tender, toss with the butter, toasted walnuts, onion and coriander leaves, serve immediately.
Replace the lamb fillet/tenderloin with lamb eye of shortloin/backstrap or lamb round or topside steaks. Pan-fry, rest and slice lamb as directed.
Let the lamb rest for a few minutes before slicing and combining with the other ingredients.