Garlic? Bread? Salad?

Garlic bread? In a salad? With lamb on the side? Crazy really! Inspired by the comedian, Peter Kay, you could probably have a cake with cheese after!

Servings

2

Ready In:

30 mins

Good For:

Dinner

Inspiration from

Peter Kay

Peter John Kay is an English comedian, actor. Kay has written, produced, and acted in several television and film projects, and authored three books.

He began working part-time as a stand-up comedian, winning the North West Comedian of the Year award, Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny. With his public profile raised, in 2000, he co-wrote and starred in That Peter Kay Thing. This resulted in a spin-off sitcom, Phoenix Nights. In 2005, he recorded a promotional video in which he mimed to Tony Christie’s 1971 hit “Is This the Way to Amarillo”, which was re-released in aid of the Comic Relief charity and credited to “Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay”. The song reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart, remained at the top spot for seven weeks and was the best-selling song of 2005 in the UK.

In 2008, he co-wrote and starred in Britain’s Got the Pop Factor… and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice, a parody of several British reality television shows. As the series’ fictional protagonist Geraldine McQueen, he released the single “The Winner’s Song”, which reached #2 in the UK singles chart. His 2010–11 stand-up comedy tour was officially inaugurated into the Guinness World Records as the most successful of all time,[2] playing to over 1.2 million people. He co-wrote and starred in Peter Kay’s Car Share, a sitcom screened by the BBC for two series between 2015–17. He also appeared in the Doctor Who episode “Love & Monsters”. His character, the sinister Victor Kennedy, proved to be an alien called the Abzorbaloff in disguise.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Ingredients

1 tbsp Mint Leaves (finely chopped)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Lemon (zested and juiced)
2 Lamb Steaks
1 Garlic Baguette
200g Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
0.5 Cucumber (diced)
1 tbsp Parsley (roughly chopped)
2 tsp Honey

You’ll love this place, it’s called the Red Lion. Here it is, look they’ve got a British phone box outside.

Come inside, look at this, they’re serving Tetley’s bitter! And normal food too, steak and kidney pie, chips and beans, It’s all here, look they’ve even got yesterday’s Daily Mirror and Only Fools and Horses on the television. It’s like being back home, but you’ve got the weather. They’re a lovely couple, retired with emphysema; she won’t see Christmas, it’s heartbreaking.

Oh, no. Oh, thank you, none of that foreign muck. What? Garlic bread? Garlic bread? Garlic? Bread? Am I hearin’ you right? Garlic bread? No, thank you, I’ve got some milk roll in t’case that’ll do me. The toasty loaf. The garlic bread!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Mix half the mint with 1 tbsp oil, the lemon zest and a large pinch of salt and black pepper, then rub the mixture all over the lamb steaks. Cook the garlic bread according to pack instructions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, put a skillet over a high heat and, once very hot, cook the lamb for 2-3 mins each side or until nicely seared outside but still pink in the middle. Set aside to rest while you make the salad.

Step 3 

Put the tomatoes and cucumber in the same hot pan and cook for 2 mins or until a little charred.. Tip into a large bowl and add the toasted bread, remaining mint and the parsley.

Step 4

Mix the lemon juice with the remaining olive oil and the honey, then season. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently so the tomatoes don’t break up too much. Serve the warm salad alongside the lamb cutlets.

Garlic? Bread? Salad?

Garlic bread? In a salad? With lamb on the side? Crazy really! Inspired by the comedian, Peter Kay, you could probably have a cake with cheese after!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Comedian, Peter Kay
Servings: 2 people

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Mint Leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon zested and juiced
  • 2 Lamb Steaks
  • 1 Garlic Baguette
  • 200 g Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 0.5 Cucumber diced
  • 1 tbsp Parsley roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp Honey

Instructions

  • Mix half the mint with 1 tbsp oil, the lemon zest and a large pinch of salt and black pepper, then rub the mixture all over the lamb steaks. Cook the garlic bread according to pack instructions.
  • Meanwhile, put a skillet over a high heat and, once very hot, cook the lamb for 2-3 mins each side or until nicely seared outside but still pink in the middle. Set aside to rest while you make the salad.
  • Put the tomatoes and cucumber in the same hot pan and cook for 2 mins or until a little charred.. Tip into a large bowl and add the toasted bread, remaining mint and the parsley.
  • Mix the lemon juice with the remaining olive oil and the honey, then season. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently so the tomatoes don’t break up too much. Serve the warm salad alongside the lamb cutlets.

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