Lamb leg steaks with leeks, bacon and creme fraiche

Lamb leg steaks with leeks, bacon and creme fraiche preparation time Serves: 4
Lamb leg steaks with leeks, bacon and creme fraiche cook time Cook: 22 mins
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    • 1 Medium saucepan with lid
    • 1 large frying pan/wok
    • 2 pot stands
    • 1 White chopping board
    • 1 Red chopping board
    • 1 green chopping board
    • 1 spatula
    • 1 Cooks knife
    • Sieve
    • 1 plate
    • 1 vegetable knife
    • garlic crusher
    • 1 teaspoon
    • 1 tablespoon
    • measuring jug
    • kettle
    • 1 Large serving bowl
    • 4 serving dishes
    • tin foil
    • weighing scales
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    • 2 Large Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured lamb leg steaks
    • 1 tsp Olive oil
    • Black pepper

    For the leek and bacon sauce

    • 1 tsp Olive oil
    • 2 Slices streaky bacon
    • 1 Small leek
    • 2 Garlic cloves
    • 1/2 Lamb stock cube
    • 250 ml Boiling water
    • 200 g Frozen peas
    • 2 tbsp Low fat crème fraiche
    • 2 tbsp Fresh mint leaves

    To serve

    • 600 g Baby boiled potatoes
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    • Place potatoes in saucepan, cover with boiling water and cook until soft.
    • Cut bacon into small pieces. WASH HANDS.
    • Trim, finely slice and wash leek.
    • Peel and crush garlic.
    • Dissolve stock cube in boiling water.
    • Chop the mint.
    • Rub both sides of the lamb leg steaks with a little olive oil and pepper. WASH HANDS.
    • Heat pan or wok until hot and cook the steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side.
    • Transfer the cooked steaks to a plate, cover with tinfoil and keep warm.
    • Using the same pan, heat a little more olive oil if necessary and fry the bacon stirring continuously until crisp. Add leek and garlic and continue to stir as the leeks soften.
    • Pour stock into the pan and bring to a gentle boil for 2 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken slightly.
    • Meanwhile cut the cooked lamb steaks on the white chopping board into thick strips and return to the pan along with any meat juices and the defrosted peas, gently stir until piping hot.
    • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in crème fraiche and some chopped mint.
    • Serve with drained potatoes and garnish with mint.