by Jodi Reiner at Fine Cooking Magazine Grilled Australian Lamb Tacos with Pomegranate-Mint Salsa

  • Prep 45Min
  • Cook 30Min
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  • Serves 4

Ginger-and-garlic rubbed lamb plus a sweet-sour pomegranate and mint relish puts a Mediterranean spin on the beloved Mexican street food.



2 Tbs. coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled

2 tsp. minced fresh garlic

2 tsp. minced fresh ginger

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1-1/2 lb. Australian lamb loin or butterflied boneless leg of lamb, at room temperature

1 cup pomegranate seeds

1/2 cup finely diced red onion

2 Tbs. minced fresh jalapeno, more to taste

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

8 to 10 white corn tortillas, warmed

6 oz. queso blanco, crumbled

1/2 cup chopped fresh mint



In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil, garlic, ginger, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add the lamb and turn to coat. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the pomegranate seeds, onion, jalapeno, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Prepare a medium-high gas or charcoal grill fire. Remove the lamb from the marinade, letting any excess drip back into the bowl.  Grill directly on the grate, flipping once, until deep golden-brown outside and medium rare inside, about 8 minutes total. Let the lamb rest at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing.

While the lamb rests, heat a cast-iron griddle over medium-high heat. Put the tortillas on the griddle (working in batches, if necessary) and sprinkle a little queso on each. Cook until the tortillas are warmed and the queso is melty.  Slice the lamb, and distribute the lamb evenly among the tortillas. Stir the fresh mint into the pomegranate salsa, then top each taco with a little salsa and serve with the remaining salsa on the side.