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Lamb Cutlets with Mint Yoghurt
Lamb Cutlets with Mint Yoghurt

SPICY LAMB CUTLETS WITH MINT YOGHURT AND PEAS

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March 23, 2018

One doesn't have to do much to lamb chops to enjoy their unique rich flavour, but adding the heat of these north African spices and serving it on a bed of sweet, baby peas, with fresh mint yoghurt on the side, just takes it to the next level. This is not a time-consuming dish to make either, so its a win-win on all levels.

  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

8 Rib or Loin Lamb Chops

2 tbsp Ground Cumin

1 tsp Paprika

1 tbsp 1 tbsp salt

1/2 Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

2 tbsp 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter

2 1/2 cups Cups frozen baby peas defrosted

Freshly ground salt and pepper

Mint Yoghurt:

2 cups Food Lover's Full Cream Yoghurt

1 Small lemon

2 Cloves garlic crushed

3 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint

Freshly ground salt and pepper

Directions

1In a bowl, combine the cumin, paprika, lemon juice, salt and olive oil. Mix it together well, then coat each side of the lamb chops with the paste. Heat a griddle pan on high and cook the chops for 3-4 mins on each side until charred on the outside and pink in the middle.

2Remove them from the pan and set aside to rest for a couple of minutes, covered loosely with tin foil.

3In a small saucepan, heat the butter and toss the defrosted baby peas through for a minute or two. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper and set aside.

4In a bowl, add the yoghurt, lemon juice, garlic, mint and freshly ground salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

5To serve, heap the warm, buttery peas onto a platter and arrange the lamb chops on top, (a couple of orange slices can be placed under the chops to add a bit of citrus zest, but this is purely optional). Dollop some of the mint yoghurt around the platter and serve the rest on the side.

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