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Coriander and chipotle lamb rump with burnt carrots


"I'd like to barbecue lamb rump on Australia Day. Would San Telmo be happy to share their recipe?"
Katie Davidson, Carlton, Vic

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You'll need

1¼ cups (firmly packed) coriander leaves and stems, coarsely chopped 5 chipotle chillies in adobo (see note) 100 ml olive oil 4 lamb rumps (about 300gm each), trimmed 2 bunches baby carrots, trimmed 2 tbsp thyme leaves, plus extra to serve 100 gm goat’s curd

Method

  • 01
  • Process coriander, chillies and half the oil in a food processor until smooth and season to taste. Place lamb in a non-reactive container, add marinade, turn lamb to coat, cover and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  • 02
  • Heat a barbecue to medium-high heat. Remove lamb from marinade and barbecue, turning occasionally, until cooked to your liking (10-12 minutes for medium-rare). Set aside to rest for 10 minutes, then thinly slice.
  • 03
  • Combine carrots, thyme and remaining oil in a bowl, season to taste and barbecue, turning occasionally, until golden and with a little bite (3-4 minutes). Top with olive oil, thyme and a dollop of goat’s curd and serve warm with lamb.
Note Chipotle chillies in adobo are available from select delicatessens.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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