Recipe Ingredients: 2 X 300 g (10 oz) fillets of lamb olive oil 2 cups firmly packed watercress leaves
DATE SALAD 4 blood oranges, peeled, sliced 4 radishes, trimmed, thinly sliced on a mandolin 1 small red (Spanish) onion, halved, thinly sliced 10 fresh dates, pitted and coarsely chopped ¼ cup (1½ oz) baby black olives ¼ cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
Recipe Method: Rub lamb with oil and cook over high heat in a non-stick frying pan until browned all over. Place on an oven tray and roast at 200°C (400°F) for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and rest, loosely covered, in a warm place for 10 minutes. To make Date Salad, place orange slices in a large flat bowl, add radishes and toss gently. Top with onion, dates, olives and mint leaves. Combine lemon juice and oil and season to taste. Drizzle dressing over the salad. Just before serving sprinkle with almonds. Place sliced venison on a bed of watercress with the Date Salad to one side.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
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