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Crispy lamb breast with malt vinegar sauce

Published: July 21, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

This malt vinegar sauce is a British riff on a Carolina-style barbecue sauce and makes a great acidic partner for the rich lamb

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal530
fat45.7g
saturates14.4g
carbs8.2g
sugars7.3g
fibre0.4g
protein21.3g
salt2.8g
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Try our BBQ lamb breast recipe, then check out our BBQ prawns, homemade BBQ sauce and BBQ chicken wings.

Ingredients

  • 2 lamb breasts, ribs on

MARINADE

  • 8 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp English mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • crushed to make 2 tsp white peppercorns
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil

MALT VINEGAR SAUCE

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • a dash Worcestershire sauce
  • finely chopped to make 2 tbsp mint leaves
  • finely chopped to make 2 tbsp chives

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix together all of the marinade ingredients, adding enough oil to make a paste, and rub really well into the lamb. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  • STEP 2

    Prepare a BBQ with a lid for indirect cooking by banking up the coals on one side so that there is a hot side and a cooler side.

  • STEP 3

    Put the lamb breast skin-side down on the cooler side of grill and put the lid on. Set the air flow to 1 /4 open at the base and leave a small crack (2mm) in the vent holes on the lid. This will ensure the coals burn slowly and evenly. Cook for 3 hours, turning every 45 minutes, until the meat has shrunk away from the bones, is tender and the skin is crisp. (Alternatively, heat the oven to 160C/ fan 140C/gas 2. Put the lamb breast into a shallow baking tray and follow the same instructions as above.)

  • STEP 4

    To make the malt vinegar sauce, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, worcestershire sauce and a little seasoning in a bowl. Stir in the herbs.

  • STEP 5

    To serve, cut the breast into slices following the rib bones and serve with the sauce.

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