lamb cutlets

Lamb cutlets

Lamb chops are a favorite of most meat eating South Africans and these can be done in the kitchen or the braai. These lamb chops are as easy as it gets and the flavour is quite incredible. Be sure to get a really good quality lamb chop when you make these and if you like them quite rare, ask your butcher to cut you a few lamb cutles a little thicker than normal, believe me it’s worth the wait.

What you need

8 lamb cutlets (2 each)
Mustard powder
Salt and pepper
Fresh rosemary chopped
Olive oil

The process

First it is important to pat the cutlets dry on both sides, then place your grill pan over a high heat to heat up.

Smear a little olive oil onto the meat, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle over a light dusting of mustard powder and the chopped parsley.

Immediately place into the hot pan and cook for about 2/3 minutes on each side. They will be succulent inside and caramelized on the outside.

Serve them with some garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables tossed in a little butter with parsley. Add chopped mint to garnish.

This is such a simple yet such a delicious lamb recipe, there is little to beat it. You can use the same recipe for your lamb chops on the braai.