Spiced Lamb Strips with Mint and Cilantro

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Combining savory lamb with cumin, coriander, mint, garlic and tomatoes, this recipe combines the best of traditional North American and Middle Eastern lamb preparations. It is perfect for Easter and a great way to use up leftover lamb.

  • 1 lb (500 g) lamb leg, boned, trimmed and cut into thin strips 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) coriander
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper 
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) plus 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil 
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh cilantro 
  • 4 whole wheat pitas, warmed
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded lettuce
  • 8 black olives, chopped

Instructions:

In medium bowl, add lamb strips. Mix with cumin, coriander, paprika and pepper.

In large non-stick skillet, heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil over medium high heat. Working in batches, sauté lamb strips 4 – 5 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside. Add 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil to pan and sauté onion for 3-4 minutes or until onion is cooked. Add garlic, tomatoes and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer. Add lamb back to pan.

Add mint and cilantro and toss with meat and vegetables. Divide mixture between four pitas. Garnish with lettuce and black olives.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 254 g.

Recipe courtesy of CanolaInfo.

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