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Za’atar-crumbed lamb backstrap

Za'atar-crumbed lamb backstrap; a Middle Eastern-style meat dish served on a bed of couscous.
Za'atar-crumbed lamb backstrap



1.Blend or process za’atar and nuts until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
2.Combine lamb with 2 tablespoons olive oil in large bowl; add za’atar mixture, turn lamb to coat all over.
3.Cook lamb in heated oiled large frying pan, in batches, until cooked as desired. Cover; stand 5 minutes then slice thickly.
4.Serve lamb with couscous with lemon and parsley, if you like.

The backstrap is the eye of loin, a quickly cooked strip of tender meat. Couscous with some chopped parsley and grated lemon rind through it takes only minutes to make and would be excellent with this spicy backstrap.


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