Garlic and oregano lamb cutlets and a pesto roast vegie salad

This is a great meal to prepare for a party, easy to prepare,  transport, cook and serve and amazing flavours too!
(4 serves)
12 lamb cutlets
¼ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon oregano

Salad 1 medium Sweet potato
1 cup pumpkin
1 red capsicum
2 large carrot
1 large zucchini
1 medium red onion
½ cup semi- dried tomatoes
2 cups spinach leaves
100 grams fetta cheese
3 tablespoons pesto

Crush the garlic and mix with the oil and oregano and marinate the lamb in it overnight.

To make the salad: peel and chop the pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot into a 2cm dice and roast in a drizzle of olive oil on a baking dish in a 180 C oven for about 20 minutes or until cooked. In another baking dish, (or add to the sweet potato, pumpkin and carrot after 10 minutes) roast the zucchini, capsicum and red onion chopped into a 2cm dice. Serve either hot, warm or cold all tossed together with the rest of the ingredients.

To cook the lamb: grill on the hot BBQ or in a pan for about 3 minutes on each side for medium rare, leave to rest for at least five minutes and serve with the salad.

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Like this recipe? Find more in my first cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook. When you cook this please let me know how you go with it and share it with your friends!

Mayonnaise, Aioli, seafood sauce, tartare sauce, dill mayo & Honey mustard mayo

The only bad thing about making your own mayonnaise is wanting to eat it with everything it tastes so good!

Basic mayo
1 egg
½ tsp Dijon mustard
tablespoon white vinegar
pinch salt
pinch pepper
200 ml (approx.) Extra Virgin Olive oil

Traditionally we just just the yolk to use mayo but then what do we do with the whites? for home cooking I just use the whole egg and it works out fine! Whisk the eggs, mustard and vinegar together and while still whisking fast pour the oil in a slow drizzle until all combined and thick season with the salt and pepper. Or use a food processor or blender

In the thermomix put the egg, mustard, salt and pepper and vinegar in the bowl blend speed 4 slowly pour the oil in in a slow drizzle until thick, can pour onto the lid with the mc on and wiggle the mc up a little to make the slow stream.

Tartare add one tablespoon of each chopped gherkins, capers and lemon juice to mayo

Aioli add 2 blended cloves of garlic to the eggs and vinegar before starting, or whole garlic cloves in the thermomix at the start with the eggs

Caper balsamic substitute the white vinegar with balsamic vinegar and add 2 tablespoons of chopped cappers

Dill mayonnaise add 2 tablespoons of dill to the mayonnaise

Seafood sauce add 1 tablespoon tomato sauce, ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and a few drops to your liking of tobasco sauce to the mayonnaise

Honey mustard mayonnaise (awesome with salmon or chicken!!) Add 2 tablespoons honey and an extra teaspoon of Dijon to the eggs and vinegar before adding the oil

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Like this recipe? Find more in my first cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook. When you cook this please let me know how you go with it and share it with your friends!