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Lamb Sauce

by Neil Rankin from Low and Slow

Looking for the perfect sauce to serve with your lamb? Try this bold, punchy recipe from meat-expert Neil Rankin.

From the book

Neil Rankin


Lamb has powerful flavours so, unlike some meats, it can take a belting sauce like this one and still hold its own. This recipe makes a large batch because anything smaller would be difficult in a blender. It’s best used on the day it’s made.

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150g peeled garlic
150g good-quality tinned brown anchovy fillets in oil
75g parsley (stalks and all)
3 small (or 2 large) lemons, juice
1 fresh red chilli, chopped
300ml vegetable oil
Maldon salt

Essential kit

You will need a blender or food processor.


1. Blanch the peeled garlic cloves three times: put them in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil and drain, then repeat. After the third blanching the garlic should be soft.

2. Tip the drained garlic into a blender or food processor and add the rest of the ingredients (the anchovy oil can go in too). Blitz to make a smooth, thick sauce. Chill before use. If the sauce splits a little, you can reblend.

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