In collaboration with Australian wine maker, Andrew Peace Wine, chef Skye Gyngell has launched a new summer barbecue and al fresco entertaining campaign. The concept is centred around a ‘boujie barbecue’ which is sophisticated, relaxed, and fuelled by fresh, simple ingredients, delivered in a style Skye Gyngell is well known for. Accompanied by wine pairing tips from Andrew Peace Wine, Skye Gyngell has shared a selection of recipes, including these grilled lamb cutlets with asparagus, horseradish, and salsa verde.
On the grilled lamb cutlets with asparagus, horseradish, and salsa verde, Skye Gyngell says: “Little lamb cutlets are delicious griddled or barbecued and cooked on the barbecue they are packed with flavour. Here they’re served with asparagus that can also be griddled over the coals. All the preparation can be done ahead and then it’s just a few minutes on the barbecue to create a stunning dish.”
“Make sure your meat is room temperature before you cook it – meat cooked straight from the fridge will take a lot longer.
“It’s really important to allow meat to rest once it is cooked – it will have a much better textures and flavour.
“The horseradish cream can be made the day before but salsa verde is best made on the day of eating as the herbs will keep their flavour a lot better.
“Both Horseradish cream and salsa verde are incredibly versatile and can be used to brighten and flavour vegetables, fish and meat.”
Andrew Peace Wine pairings
“Choose a red that works in summer and well placed for lamb; The Unexpected Red is an offbeat blend of three classics; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo with Sagrantino, which work together to create a smooth and full-bodied wine that is a rich, deep blood-red garnet colour with flavours of blackcurrant, bright cherry and hints of spice and violet. It’s in selected Co-op stores and inexpensive at £6.75.”
Grilled lamb cutlets, asparagus, horseradish, and salsa verde recipe, by Skye Gyngell
- 12-16 little lamb cutlets
- A little extra virgin olive oil
- ½ lemon
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 12 asparagus spears
For the salsa verde
- 1 tsp toasted ground cumin seeds
- A bunch mint leaves only
- A bunch basil leaves only
- A bunch flat leaf parsley leaves only
- A bunch rocket
- ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 anchovies
- ½ tbsp capers
- 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 200 ml extra virgin olive oil
For the horseradish cream
- 2 inches fresh horseradish root grated
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- A pinch sea salt
- 180 ml creme fraîche
To make the salsa verde
- Place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor. Pour in the oil slowly through the funnel in the top. You should have a sludgy, vibrant green sauce. Set aside until ready to use.
To make the horseradish cream
- Place the grated horseradish into a bowl and pour over the red wine vinegar. Season with salt. Stir in the creme fraîche and place in the fridge until ready to use.
- Place a large pot of well salted water on to boil. Trim the woody ends of the asparagus.
To make the lamb
- Lay the lamb cutlets on a board. Season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper and brush with oil. Heat the barbecue or a griddle pan until smoking, and cook the cutlets for 1-2 mins per side.
- While the cutlets are cooking blanch the asparagus by dropping it into the boiling, well salted water. Cook for 40 seconds – it should still have a nice bite. Alternatively, griddle on the barbecue alongside the meat.
- Remove the cutlets from the grill and squeeze over the lemon juice. Let rest for a few minutes to allow the meat to relax.
- This is a real star of a dish so invest in the prep so you can simply griddle the lamb and serve on the day.
- Arrange the cutlets and asparagus on a serving plate, spoon over the salsa verde and serve the horseradish cream alongside.