What you'll need:

  • 8 good quality lamb chops
  • juice and zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 2 chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cans of red kidney beans, drained
  • a small pack of mint leaves chopped and stems removed
  • watercress or rocket to serve
Serves: 4
Time: 20 minutes

Method

First

Get your griddle or a large frying pan nice and hot. While that's firing up, brush your lamb chops with the olive oil, and then rub the zest of your lemon all over them along with plenty of salt and pepper.

Second

Griddle them for 4 minutes each side (for medium rare), and then set aside to rest – you can wrap them in foil to keep them warm.

Third

In the meantime, in the same pan, fry your garlic and chilli for 3 minutes until softened and aromatic. Add the kidney beans, and as they get warm and soft, gently crush them with a potato masher or fork. Stir in the lemon juice, mint and plenty of salt and pepper, and serve them as a bed for the lamb chops to rest on, with some green leaves on the side.

For a delicious pairing, look for the Exopto 'Bozeto' Rioja. A great Rioja wine's classic pairing is with lamb – especially thick, juicy lamb chops made with a spicy or zesty marinade. Superb!


There you have it -- a zesty Lamb Chops recipe!

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