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Thai Grilled Lamb and Asparagus Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 20 min.
Thai-inspired dressing and marinade add spice to this a refreshing lamb salad.


  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs lamb, top round
  • For the Marinade:1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup red chili sauce
  • 1 Tbs fresh ginger, grated
  • Salad:1 lb asparagus
  • 1/2 cup purple cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 pkg. rice noodles
  • 6 leaves butter lettuce
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
  • Salad Dressing:2 limes, zest and juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs fresh mint, chopped fine
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp red chili paste
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil


  • For the LambBlend together the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl. Marinate lamb for at least 1 hour to overnight.
  • Remove lamb from marinade. Salt and pepper lamb on all sides. Brown lamb on all sides over a pre-heated grill. Finish in a 400 F oven for 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees. Let lamb rest for 10 minutes before slicing thin.
  • For the Salad: Blanche the asparagus in boiling salted water until tender. Shock in a bowl of cold ice water to chill. Drain on paper towels. Cook rice noodles as directed on package. Rinse in cold water to chill. Toss with a few tablespoons peanut oil to keep from sticking.
  • For the Dressing: Place all dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well to blend.
  • To assemble, place 1 butter lettuce leaf on a plate. Add a small nest of noodles; top with purple cabbage and red bell pepper. Top with approximately 6 spears of asparagus. Add thinly sliced, room temperature lamb. Garnish with chopped peanuts and fresh mint. Drizzle with the dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 786
  Calories from Fat 381 (48%)
(68%)Total Fat 44g
(40%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
(16%)Cholesterol 48mg
(21%)Sodium 515mg
(32%)Potassium 1135mg
Total Carbohydrate 78g
(29%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 19g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(53%)Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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