Lamb leg steak with tomato and olives

This recipe specifies lamb leg steak, but it could be cooked with mid-loin chops or backstrap – just vary the cooking time accordingly. The sauce is rich and flavoursome – the secret being to cook the tomato paste first and to let the sauce cook down enough at the end.
Lamb leg steak with tomato and olives



1.Heat half the oil in a large frying pan. Add lamb; cook over high heat until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan; cover to keep warm. Drain excess fat from pan.
2.Lower the heat to medium. Add remaining oil to same pan; add the onion; cook, stirring, until soft but not browned. Add the garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant. Stir in the paste and oregano; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
3.Coarsely chop half the olives. Add the undrained tomatoes, all of the olives, vinegar, sugar and salt; simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken and becomes rich red and fragrant. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, lower the heat and add the lamb steaks to the sauce.

Not suitable to freeze or microwave.