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Lemon Pepper Lamb Steaks Recipe

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Calling all lemon lovers! This recipe featuring tender New Zealand grass-fed lamb and a bright pop of lemon pepper seasoning is sure to awaken your tastebuds and delight your dining companions. Pair with a colorful couscous salad for a well-rounded meal. 


For the Lamb:

  • 1 lb. New Zealand grass-fed lamb leg steaks (Tip: Look for the Taste Pure Nature logo) 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons green peppercorns, crushed

For the Couscous Salad:

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup currants or raisins
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 2-3 cups arugula
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • 1. To a shallow dish with a lid, add the lemon pepper seasoning, thyme, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and green peppercorns. Mix well to combine.
  • 2. Place lamb steaks into the dish and gently toss in marinade to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or overnight.
  • 3. When ready to cook, in a non-stick pan, heat a drizzle of oil.
  • 4. Cook lamb steaks on high heat for 3 - 4 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. Once cooked, set aside to rest.

For the Couscous Salad:

  • 5. While the lamb steaks cook, in a small saucepan, combine water, oil and salt, and bring to a boil.
  • 6. To the boiling water, add couscous, turn off heat, cover and leave for 2 minutes.
  • 7. Add butter, stir and set aside to cool.
  • 8. Once cooled, add raisins, lemon zest, yellow pepper, arugula and chopped parsley.
  • 9. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and then pour over the couscous.

To Serve:

  • 10. Place couscous on plate and top with lamb steaks.
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