Lightly Spiced Lamb with zingy tabbouleh salad

Lightly Spiced Lamb with zingy tabbouleh salad



  • 500g Scotch Lamb PGI loin or neck fillets, trimmed of obvious fat and sinew

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp coriander seeds crushed in a mortar and pestle

  • A little light olive oil

  • Salt


  • 150g bulgur wheat

  • 6 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • ½ of a cucumber or 2 small cucumbers, cut in small dice

  • Large handful of tender flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped

  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced, green tops as well

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 1-2 tbsp good olive oil


  • 6 tbsp thick Greek style yogurt

  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated

  • ¼ of a cucumber or 1 small Turkish cucumber, unpeeled and coarsely grated

  • 1 tbsp chopped chives

  • Salt and pepper

Cooking Method

  1. Rub the lamb with the crushed spices, olive oil and salt and set aside while you prepare the tabbouleh.
  2. Prepare the bulgur wheat according to the pack instructions and allow to cool.
  3. Mix together all the tabbouleh ingredients and add to the bulgur once it’s cool.
  4. Mix the yoghurt, garlic, cucumber and chives together and season to taste. Put into a bowl and chill until ready to serve.
  5. Place a frying pan over a medium/high heat and fry, turning regularly until nice and brown but still pink in the middle, around 4 minutes in total each side. It should still feel soft in the middle when pressed with your finger and not too springy.
  6. Remove to a board and cover loosely with foil to let the meat relax before slicing.

Serving suggestions

Serve each person a portion of the tabbouleh topped with the sliced lamb, and hand round the yogurt separately.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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