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Street food is big on flavour and so popular. This easy recipe for lamb with garlic and lemon is so quick to cook, and meltingly tender.
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Recipe: Garlic & lemon cannon of lamb with winter slaw - street food style

Inspired by modern British street food this garlic and lemon lamb dish is easy to prepare ahead of time and will quickly feed a crowd. Served with puffed tortilla wrap and a British winter slaw
Servings: 4
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins


For the Lamb:

  • 2 small lean cannons of lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely grated
  • zest 1 lemon - finely grated
  • pepper and salt

For the 'Slaw

  • Handful Cavolo Nero - stalk removed and finely shredded
  • 1/2 head Hipsi or other pale green cabbage - stalk removed and finely shredded
  • 1 large carrot - peeled and grated
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 25 g coriander - roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli - seeds removed and chopped
  • Pepper and salt

For the Puffed Tortilla Chips

  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tortilla wraps - each cut into 6 wedges
  • Pepper and salt


For the Lamb

  • Pat the cannons of lamb dry with a paper towel and rub the garlic and lemon zest into them well. Season. Wrap in cling film and pop into the fridge overnight to marinade.
  • When ready to cook allow the lamb to come to room temperature and fry over a high heat in a drizzle of olive oil for bout 10 minutes turning from time to time, until the outside is browned, but the middle still pink.
  • Allow to rest for a few minutes and then slice on a bed of the 'slaw with a few tortilla wrap puffs.
  • Garnish with coriander, red chilli slices and chilli sauce.

For the Slaw

  • Place all the ingredients into a bowl, and then mix with your hands, really squeezing the dressing into the cabbage. Season to taste.

For the Puffed Tortilla Chips

  • Melt the butter and olive oil and fry the wedges of wrap until puffed and golden. Season with sea salt and serve immediately.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Course: Meat
Cuisine: Street Food
Keyword: Cannon of lamb recipe