Pistachio sauce & Marinade for Lamb

Posted by Little Sister


2 Garlic cloves
Juice of 1 lemon
1 TSP tomato puree
2 TSPns Cumin seeds
2 TBSP roughly chopped fresh coriander
1 TBSP olive oil
1/2 Onion
Black pepper


Just mix all together.  
Put your chosen meat and marinade in a plastic food bag
Playing with the package every so often to distribute marinade nicely

Tip: Grind the seeds first before you add the rest for the marinade.

Pistachio Sauce

150g Shelled pistachio nuts
Grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
1 Garlic clove
Small bunch chopped flat leave parsley
Couple of chopped mint leaves
1 TBSP water
5 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper

Crush the nuts in a mortar & pestle or food processor
Mix all the ingredients together.
Braai your meat as you like it and serve with the sauce.

Tips on what to serve with this:
Tabbouleh is ideal with this.
A green salad
A pilaf with tomato and aubergines (all the boerseuns : that is a rice dish) is perfect and makes a special meal.
Some plain boiled baby potatoes.
Grill aubergines on the braai and serve with the meat

Other ideas:
Use the marinade for chicken as well.
Add some ground cinnamon to the marinade and serve with hummus.
Serve with a bowl of Greek yoghurt

Recommendation for the meat:
Neck fillets are deliciously tender. Otherwise  I recommend lamb rump steaks
You can use the marinade for choppies but when you have de boned lamb the pistachio sauce works best.

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