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Saturday Night Lamb Pittas

Friday, 6 January 2012

I've got another delicious recipe from the The Complete Kitchen cookbook by Weight Watchers to share with you. This time it is a great weekend treat, lamb pittas.

11 ProPoints per serving
25 minutes to prepare
Serves 4

You will need:
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
A pinch of hot chilli powder
4x100g lean lamb leg steaks
1 onion

For the spicy slaw:
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
3 tablespoons 0% Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons Thai sweet chilli sauce
200g red cabbage shredded
2 carrots peeled, coarsely grated

To serve:
4 pittas

1 Mix the lemon juice, garlic and spices together in a shallow dish, add the lamb and onion and turn to coat in the mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes while you make the slaw.

2 In a mixing bowl, blend the mayonnaise, yogurt and chilli sauce together then add the cabbage and carrot , mixing together well.

3 Heat a non stick frying pan on a high heat, add the lamb steaks reserving the marinade and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Remove to a plate and leave, covered loosely with foil.

4 Add the onions and any remaining marinade to the frying pan and stir-fry for five minutes until browned, adding a splash of water if the onions start to stick.

5 Slice the lamb thinly and toast the pittas. Slice the pittas open and tuck the lamb and onions inside each pitta. Serve the slaw in the pitta or on the side.

I really enjoyed making and eating this, not really something I would normally make but it is good to mix things up so your diet doesn't become boring and stale. 

As a Weight Watchers member I'm pretty excited by all the new things going on at the moment. They have a new advert on TV at the moment featuring Alesha Dixon to highlight real members' weight loss sucess. If you haven't seen the video yet you can view on http://www.youtube.com/playweightwatchers If you have seen it what do you think?

I will also be trying out their supper club app over on facebook. The idea is great, you creat an event, invite your friends and cook some Weight Watcher recipes together. You can share your photos of your culinary creations with the app and be in with a chance to win a prize. I'm liking the idea of making food fun, it would also be a good way to let freinds and family know that your diet doesn't have to be boring.

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  1. I wonder how many of the WW's meal freeze well. I know several people who get together, each bringing enough of a freezable recipe to share with everyone, and they switch off. That way you get a ton of meals without doing all the work--much easier to multiply a meal than cook separate ones. They aren't a dieting group, but I think it would translate well if these types of recipes can be frozen because I know it's so much easier to eat junk than take the time to cook.

  2. This looks absolutely delicious! Deffo doing this soon! Yum!

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