This lamb with noodles and kimchi recipe is a tasty mix of delicious asian ingredients that includes lovely fresh flavours and vegetables. It takes a tender cannon of lamb marinated in fresh ginger, sesame oil, garlic, mirin and seasoning, pan seared and finished in a hot oven and served with spiralised vegetables, cooked soba noodles and kimchi*. (Kimchi is a staple in Korean cuisine and is a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables typically cabbage and radishes, with a variety of seasonings).

A cannon of lamb is also known as loin fillet. It is a lovely lean and tender cut that will only requires quick cooking. You can see more about the different cuts of lamb here in our guide >>

Allow about 15 minutes for preparation and a further 15 for the cooking time. The quantities in the recipes are good for two people.

Ingredients For Lamb With Noodles And Kimchi

1 x 250g/9oz cannon of lamb from Morley Butchers

For the marinade

1 x 2.5cm/1 inch piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
15ml/1tbsp sesame oil
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
60ml/4tbsp mirin (Japanese rice wine)
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
100g/4oz noodles (we used soba or buckwheat)
2 medium carrots, spiralised or finely grated
1 small courgette, spiralised or finely grated
Jar prepared kimchi, to serve

Cooking Method For Lamb With Noodles And Kimchi

Put the ginger, oil, garlic and mirin in a small bowl and mix together.

Put the lamb on a chopping board, make several slashes over the surface, transfer to a medium shallow dish.  Spoon over 30ml/2tbsp of the marinade, cover and marinate for 10 minutes in a cool place.  Cover and reserve the remaining marinade.

Preheat a non-stick, ovenproof frying pan over medium heat until hot.  Cook the lamb for 2-3 minutes on each side until brown.

Transfer to a preheated oven at Gas mark 4, 180°C and cook for 10 minutes turning once until still pink in the middle (or 15-20 minutes if you prefer your lamb less pink).  Remove and set aside to rest for 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, cook under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue for the same cooking time.

Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the packet instructions, drain and add the vegetables. Season, if required.

Arrange the noodles onto 2 warm plates.  Slice the lamb and arrange on top of the noodles.  Drizzle over the unused marinade and serve immediately with the kimchi.

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