Tarted-Up Lamb Steaks with Cherries

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

If you can't find Bing cherries, choose the darkest, sweetest cherries available.


5tablespoons olive oil
4large shallots, thinly slice
1/4cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
15 fresh or dried pitted Bing cherries
1/2teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 (6- to 7-ounce) bone-in lamb leg steaks, cut 1/2-inch thick


  1.  In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add shallots and sauté, stirring, until shallots have just softened, about 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.
  2.  Stir in 3 more tablespoons oil along with parsley and cherries.
  3.  Season mixture with salt and pepper; transfer to a serving bowl and set aside.
  4.  Season lamb steaks with salt and pepper.
  5.  In the same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add lamb steaks and cook until well browned, 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Transfer steaks to a platter and let rest 5 minutes. Serve with the cherry relish

Recipe adapted from The Meat Club Cookbook, copyright 2006 by Vanessa Dina, Kristina Fuller and Gemma DePalma. Recipe courtesy of Chronicle Books,


For more information on why meat needs to rest after cooking, watch this video for tips from the “Butcher Boys” of Porter Road Butcher in Nashville, TN

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Calories 510
  • Fat 29g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 17g
  • Cholesterol 140mg
  • Sodium 410mg
  • Potassium 770mg
  • Carbohydrate 12g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 48g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 25%