So I love me some lamb, time to make some tasty lamb cutlets I think!
First off find a nice cute fluffy lamb with a "please don't eat me" face.
Kill it, chop it up and all you really want are its ribs! Plus some other things, namely:
- Chestnut Mushrooms
- A Lemon
- Flat Leaf Parsley
- Salt and Pepper
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Olive Oil
- A couple of handfuls of pine nuts
Get the thyme and if you have a mortar and pestle use that to mush it all up, I haven't so I used this dinky little mini food processor thingy, which is ace.
Stick in in a bowl nd add a bunch of olive oil to make a simple marinade.
Cut the lamb racks along the bone to get some nice cutlets.
Stick them in a bowl and rub with the marinade we just made, the leave to marinade for 30mins or so in a cool place.
Again if I had a mortar and pestle I would mush up the pine nuts, but didn't so used dinky food processor
Also do the same with the Basil leaves.
Combine with the pine nuts, olive oil and some balsamic vinegar to make a groovy side sauce for the lamb. Also add some seasoning to it. Want it to be nice and zesty so plenty of vinegar.
On a hot griddle (with no oil) add the mushrooms and cook them slightly, nothing too insane just a few minutes.
Take them off and put them into a large bowl. Then put the cutlets on the griddle
Cook them for about 4-5mins per side, should give a nice medium.
Then put them into the bowl on top of the mushrooms, add some roughly torn flat leaf parsley and the juice of half a lemon and some seasoning. Leave these for a few minutes so the mushrooms absorb all the juices off the meat.
Then serve them on a platter for everyone to grab at the dinner table, with a nice green salad and the pine nut sauce thing we made earlier.
This is actually really good on a barbeque but as I live in the UK the weather is shit, so I did it all indoors.