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    Heston's Lamb with tapenade with runner bean and radish salad

    ''Lamb and olives are a classic Provençale combination and this is an easy way to pair the two flavours. Waitrose sources British lamb within its natural season so it is at its very best right now.'' Heston

    Serves: 4


    • 340g jar Waitrose Whole Black Natural Olives in brine (not pitted), washed
    • 142g jar Cooks’ Ingredients Nonpareille Capers, drained
    • 100g jar Waitrose Anchovy Fillets in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 20g pack mint, leaves only
    • 25g pack basil, leaves only
    • 6 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tbsp for cooking
    • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
    • 8 pieces of essential Waitrose British lamb (shoulder, loin or rack chops or leg steaks)


    1. For the tapenade, remove the stones from the black olives byplacing them on a baking tray with another baking tray on top.Roll the top tray back and forth until the flesh separates. Place it ina food processor with the rest of the ingredients, except the lamband the 1 tbsp of oil. Blitz together until a thick paste is formed.
    2. Place the tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over a high heat until it is smoking hot. Add the lamb and flip over every 15–20 seconds until cooked to medium rare (3–5 minutes approximately) or to your liking, before leaving it to rest for 5 minutes. Spread some of the tapenade on top of the lamb pieces and serve. Alternatively, barbecue the lamb and spoon over a dollop of tapenade while it is still warm.
    3. Serve with this runner bean and radish salad.

      Copyright © Heston Blumenthal 2010

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    Cook's tips

    Store any leftover tapenade in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy on bread, or delicious as a dip.

    Drinks recommendation

    Domaine Marie 2009 Faugéres, South of France. A delicious blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. It’s rich and full-bodied with lots of ripe mulberry fruit flavours. Exclusive to Waitrose.


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