Saturday, April 5, 2008

My Favourite Red Meat - Lamb Chops

If I have to choose between steak and lamb, I would choose lamb. I like the flavour and I find it more tender than steak. I saw this recipe for lamb chops on Better Homes and Garden show on TV and thought it was worth trying. My son prefers this to my normal lamb chops (which is simple squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkle of salt).

12 lamb chops
a clove of garlic
1 level tsp cummin powder
1 level tsp paprika powder
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
a handful coriander
a handful parsley
juice from 1/3 of lemon
a pinch of salt
3 tbsp olive oil

Blend all the ingredients together until herbs are fine, except lamb chops of course(I used the hand stab). Season the lamb chops with this mixture for at least 2 hours. Then pan fry in some oil. Depending on the thickness of the chops. Mine took about 3 minutes on each side and it came out medium. Serve with mashed potatoes and peas.


Argus Lou said...

Yum, yum! I prefer lamb to beef, too. Veal is OK but not as flavourful.

I do a very similar pan-fried lamb. My Other Half likes to roast a chunk of lamb and I'd make a mint sauce from pureeing fresh mint leaves with sugar, lemon juice and olive oil.

Kim said...

argus lou: Lamb goes very well with mint sauce. Yummy!

InspiredMumof2 said...

I never cooked lamb before, but you sure did made me think about preparing it for family. Delicious and easy!

Kim said...

inspiredmumof2: They are and my kids like them. Also good source of iron.