Lamb with Rosemary and Port

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves2
  • DifficultyEasy
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 boneless lamb leg steaks

For the sauce

1 tbsp (15g) butter
1 sprig rosemary
1 fat clove garlic
4 tbsp ruby port

Mix together the oil and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl, then smear this over the steaks, either with a pastry brush or by dipping the steaks directly into the bowl.

Heat a heavy-based frying pan, and cook the steaks for about three minutes a side, depending on the thickness of the steak and how you like it done. If you prefer to use lamb fillets or noisettes, I'd advise two per person, and less time for their cooking.

Wrap them in foil to rest on a warm plate or in a warm place, while you make the sauce.

With the pan still on the heat, but turned down low, add the butter and let it melt, then finely chop the needles from the rosemary sprig and add them to the pan.

Peel and crush or finely chop the garlic clove into the pan, then pour in the port, letting it sizzle and reduce slightly. Unwrap the steaks and add any juices from the foil parcel to the sauce. Then put the steaks onto plates and pour the sauce over them.

Recipe from Nigella: Kitchen by Nigella Lawson (published by Chatto & Windus).

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