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I made this salad at my restaurant with couscous and a few other differences. Since I can't eat wheat I made some changes to suit my "at-home" needs. Lamb Strip loin is out there! Make your butcher your best friend. Segments of blood oranges can easily replace the puree-- though their season is fairly short. That change-out might leave you wanting a bit of 'sauce'...
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- 10 -12 ounces lamb strip loin (approximate weight, cleaned, excess fat and sinew removed)
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 1/8 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1/8 cup fresh mint (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 pint blackberry
- 4 tablespoons blood oranges, puree (found in specialty markets)
- 1Rinse Quinoa, Bring stock and salt to a boil, add Quinoa and simmer until absorbed (15-20 minutes). Pour into a large bowl and cool. Add fresh herbs.
- 2In a small bowl combine next 6 ingredients and pour over Quinoa. Stir. Refridgerate until ready to serve. This can be done up to a day ahead.
- 3Heat a non-stick skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add canola oil and heat. Add seasoned lamb loin and sear on each side 2-4 minutes (to desired level of doneness). Remove from pan and let rest 10-15 minutes. Slice paper-thin, the same direction as a beef strip loin.
- 4Toss Quinoa with fresh blackberries. Serve lamb over Quinoa with a spoonful of Blood Orange puree over the top.
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Nutritional Facts for Quinoa Salad With Blackberries and Lamb
Serving Size: 1 (155 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 360.8
- Calories from Fat 131
- Total Fat 14.6 g
- Saturated Fat 1.7 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 7.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 50.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 9.8 g
- Sugars 6.6 g
- Protein 9.9 g
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