Passover is the celebration of freedom of the Israelites from the dictatorship of Egyptian Pharaohs. There were 10 plagues sent to Egypt, the last one being that all firstborns would be killed.
However, as the Israelites were the chosen people, the plague 'passed over' all Jewish homes.
After all 10 plagues, the Egyptians couldn't wait to chase out their former slaves, so much so that the bread the Israelites made on that day had to be packed and taken before they had a chance to rise.
Since then, Passover has become a symbolic event celebrating emancipation, and the ancients would start their Passover festivities with the sacrifice of a lamb, eaten on the first day of Passover.
Passover would then last 9 days where nothing that is leaven can be eaten (i.e. no bread or dough which has risen).
Here at Chef Remi, we're proud to be in a part of the world where freedom is a right for all.
So, to celebrate freedom, on the first day of Passover, make our sumptuous Lamb Steak Strips with Mango & Avocado, and be thankful that you and your loved ones live a free life!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
1/2 cup of fresh mint
1/2 cup of fresh basil
1/2 spicy green pepper
1 clove of garlic
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds of lean lamb steak
How to make your Passover Lamb Steak with Mango & Avocado:
2) Finely chop the green pepper. Remove the seeds if you prefer less heat. Then add to the bowl.
3) Mince the garlic and add to the bowl, along with the salt and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix thoroughly.
4) Rub your lamb steaks all over with the remaining olive oil.
5) Heat a grill pan on high heat. Once hot, place the steak strips and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side. Allow to cool for 1 minute.
6) Cut the steaks into strips using kitchen shears.
7) Cut in half and pit 2 avocados, and then cut the flesh into slices. Use an avocado slicer to make thin, even slices without any mess.
8) Cut the mango in half, pit, and then use a sharp knife to make slices.
9) Arrange the lamb steak strips on individual plates, and top with slices of avocado and mango.
10) Drizzle the basil and mint pesto on top – Enjoy!