Lamb with Kumara Mash – Low GI

This is a quick, easy and delicious recipe which has the benefit of being low GI.  It serves 4 and takes just over half an hour to prepare.  I sometimes substitute snake beans or snow peas for the squash or some pumpkin which has been lightly steamed and some garlic and fresh rosemary. Recipe  from

Lamb with kumara mash
Super Food Ideas – July 2004 , Page 26

Recipe by Alison Roberts

Photography by Ben Dearnley

  • 750g kumara (orange sweet potato), peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-fat spread
  • 2 tablespoons warmed low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 250g zucchini, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 250g yellow squash, quartered
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 (about 100g each) trim lamb leg steaks
  1. Place kumara into a microwave-safe dish. Cover. Cook on HIGH (100%) power for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Add spread. Mash. Add milk, and salt and pepper. Mash, adding more milk if required.
  2. Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, zucchini and squash. Cook, tossing, for 7 minutes. Add tomatoes. Increase heat to high. Cook, tossing, for 3 minutes.
  3. Preheat a chargrill on medium-high heat. Brush lamb with remaining oil. Season with pepper. Cook for 3 minutes each side. Stand for 5 minutes. Serve with kumara mash and vegetables.

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