Aromatic lamb chops with minty yoghurt

Posted: October 23, 2016 by nietize in Lamb
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From Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking
Serves 4




2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp ground turmeric
4cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely grated
olive oil, for marinade
8-12 lamb cutlets, French trimmed
250ml natural yoghurt
4 mint sprigs, leaves only, roughly chopped
seas salt and freshly ground black pepper


Put the seeds and turmeric into a mortar, add a pinch of salt and pound as finely as possible. Mix in the ginger and garlic, then add a little olive oil to form a paste


Rub the paste into the lamb and leave to marinate for a while (anywhere from 10 minutes to overnight)


Place a griddle pan over a medium heat and drizzle with oil. When hot, add the lamb and griddle it for 3-4 minutes on either side if you like it pink or 4-6 minutes if you prefer it well done. When cooked to your liking, turn the lamb on edge and cook the fat until dark golden and crisp.

Put the yoghurt and mint into a bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix well. 

Serve the cutlets with the yoghurt on the side.


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