Sous Vide Cajun Lamb with Feta and Mint Salad

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This recipe is for those who like their salads with loads of personality and flavor. The bold chilli dressing stands up to the meaty chunks of lamb to make a salad that any meat lover would be impressed with. To blanch the peas and beans, bring a medium saucepan of heavily salted water to a boil. Add the beans and boil for 1-2 minutes. Immediately drain peas and shock under cold water or in an ice bath. Repeat with the peas, boiling for 30 seconds (for frozen) or 1-2 minutes (for fresh).
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Ingredients for 2

  • 1 (10-ounce/300 g) lamb tenderloin, or 2 (5-ounce/150 g) tenderloins

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun spice

  • 1 cup green peas, blanched

  • 1 cup green beans, blanched

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, torn

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Chili powder, to taste (optional)

Directions

  • Step 1

    Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 131ºF (55ºC).

  • Step 2

    Combine the lamb with 2 tablespoons olive oil and Cajun spice in a large zipper lock bag. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique and place in the water bath. Set the timer for 3 hours.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, combine peas, green beans, feta, and mint in a large bowl. Set aside.

  • Step 4

    In a small bowl, whisk together hot sauce, honey, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and chili powder (if using).

    • Finishing Steps

    • Step 0

      When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath. Remove the lamb from the bag, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper. Discard cooking liquid.

    • Step 1

      Heat a large skillet over high heat for 5 minutes. Add the lamb and sear on one side for 30 seconds. Transfer to a cutting board and rest for 5 minutes. Slice into bite-sized pieces.

    • Step 2

      Toss the salad mixture with the lamb and dressing. Divide between plates and serve.

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