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Lemon and Garlic Lamb Chops with Minty Feta Dip

Amazing flavour combinations make this dish a real winner!

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 small lamb loin chops
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried mint
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely crushed coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely crushed cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • Lemon wedges and mint leaves, to serve

MINTY FETA DIP

  • 3/4 cup natural yoghurt
  • 80 grams Greek feta, coarsely crumbled
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
Lemon and garlic lamb chops with minty feta dip

METHOD

  1. Combine lamb chops, 2 tbsp olive oil, dried herbs, spices, garlic, rind and juice in a bowl, season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper and mix well to combine. Cover and refrigerate to marinate for a few hours.
  2. For minty feta dip, process ingredients in a small food processor until smooth, season to taste with salt and pepper and refrigerate until required.
  3. Drain lamb chops from marinade. Preheat a char-grill pan or frying pan over medium-high heat and cook lamb chops, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked to your liking (4-5 minutes for medium). Transfer to a plate, Cover loosely with foil and rest for a couple of minutes then serve scattered with fresh mint and with lemon wedges to squeeze over, along with minty feta dip.

Recipe and image courtesy of Australian Lamb.

 

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