Lamb steaks with Black Olives and Chilli - oh yum yum yum!!

I love this recipe, it's been a while since I've made it too! Unfortunately, it's a stolen one and so I can't take full credit for it - or any for that matter! Nigella Lawson - the Goddess of cookery - gave me the inspiration. She likes to make it with lamb chops, but I just wasn't in the mood - plus they're bloody expensive! £4.60 for 4 little chops that I could inhale! So, as I still wanted to make this so I found some nice lamb leg steaks much cheaper and way more filling!
This can be a quick recipe or a slower one depending on what you want to serve it with. This particular night I chose some mini roast potatoes and peppers (had to use them up!), but more often than not I like this served with hummus and chickpea cous cous or cannellini bean mash.

Here's the recipe, quick, tasty and rather yummy! Oh, and by the way, it's pretty garlicky so unless you're eating this with a loved one, I would say a good snog is probably off the cards after this one ha ha! I know it doesn't look too beautiful but it tasted great!!


  • 2 lamb leg steaks
  • 16 black olives sliced into rings
  • 2 cloves of garlic sliced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 fresh chopped chilli
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus extra for cooking
  • Marinade the lamb in all the above ingredients either overnight or for 10 minutes! Whatever you have time for
  • When ready to cook, remove the lamb from the marinade and scrape off any excess (reserve the marinade though!)
  • Fry the steaks in the pan around 3-4 minutes each side or cooked to your liking
  • Remove the lamb and allow to rest in some tin foil
  • In the same pan fry the rest of the marinade for a minute and then add a couple of tablespoons of hot water - careful it will splash and spit a bit!
  • Once its all warmed through pour on top of the lamb steaks and serve with whatever you fancy! I chose mini roast potatoes and some roasted peppers, but as I said earlier, cous cous is nice too!

Emmaline x


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