Butterfly leg of lamb with flatbreads and herby raita
Leave the lamb to marinate for at least two hours to really get the flavours going. The lamb could also be cooked on the barbecue if you wish.
For the marinade
For the herby raita
- 500ml/18fl oz plain yoghurt
- ¼ large cucumber, seeds removed, very finely chopped
- 1 bunch mint, finely chopped
- ½ bunch dill, finely chopped
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- ½ small lemon, zest only
- 2 dill pickled cucumbers, finely chopped
Sit the lamb on a board and spread it out in a butterfly shape. Lay cling film on the top and bash the thickest parts of the meat with a mallet, so that the meat is fairly equal in thickness throughout.
To marinate the lamb, put it in a large dish or freezer bag. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice and the zest. Add the honey, coriander, cumin, oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper.
Mix together until combined and pour over the lamb. Rub the marinade into the meat, cover and put in the fridge for at least two hours.
To make the raita, mix together the yoghurt, cucumber, mint, dill, ground cumin, lemon zest and pickled cucumbers and a good pinch of salt.
Put a large griddle pan over a high heat, add the oil and then add the lamb – it will fit snugly. Fry for 10 minutes on each side, or until cooked through but still pink. Transfer to a board, cover in foil and rest for 15 minutes before carving.
Slice the lamb and serve in warmed flatbreads with a dollop of herby raita.