Lamb Chops with Iceberg Lettuce & Avocado Dressing
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Lamb Chops with Iceberg Lettuce & Avocado Dressing

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<b>Prep:</b> 20 mins Prep: 20 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 6 mins Cook: 6 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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Ingredients

Lamb

  • 8 Quality Mark lamb loin chops, about 1.5 cm thick
  • ½  onion, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon

Dressing

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons crème fraiche
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, optional

Iceberg salad

  • 2 slices day-old ciabatta bread, cut into cubes
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, outer leaves removed
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • small bunch chives

Method

Lamb

Place lamb chops in a shallow ceramic dish with grated onion, garlic, zest and juice of lemon and a dash of olive oil. Season and mix well to coat lamb chops in marinade, cover and leave for 20 minutes in a cool place.

Dressing

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Season and place in a small serving bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Salad

Heat a good splash of oil in a frying pan and toast the bread until golden. Sprinkle with a little salt and set aside. Cut the iceberg lettuce into even-sized wedges and place on a serving platter. Scatter over spring onion and snip over plenty of chives. Scatter croutons of bread over the top.

To serve

Heat a barbecue grill until hot. Place on lamb chops and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium cooked lamb. Serve with iceberg lettuce wedges and the avocado dressing. A bowl of cooked new potatoes tossed in a little butter, salt and pepper is a perfect accompaniment.
  • Suitable Cuts
  • Nutrition
  • Tips & Tricks

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 409g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2388 (570)
Protein (g) 49.3
Fat (g) 35.2
Saturated (g)
11.2
Carbohydrate (g) 13.0
Sugars (g)
5.0
Sodium (mg) 200
Iron (mg) 6.3
Zinc (mg) 5.8
Vitamin B12 (ug) 3.5
Vitamin D (ug) 0.97
Selenium (ug) 10.9

As an excellent source of vitamin B12, this dish plays a role in healthy energy levels.
  • Lamb shoulder chops are most often slow-cooked, but marinating adds flavour and tenderises, enabling them to be cooked over a high heat for a short time on a barbecue or frying pan.
  •  If lamb chops have a fatty edge, using tongs, hold this part on the grill first, grilling until the fat is golden and rendered before you begin grilling the actual meat.
  • Lamb is a nutritious package providing a good source of essential nutrients including zinc, protein, iron and B vitamins.

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 1 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Simple yet delicious! A go to for a healthy and quick dinner
Posted by Brooke 2016-08-01 09:06:40
 

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