Lamb Chops with Salsa Verde & Lemon Rice
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Lamb Chops with Salsa Verde & Lemon Rice

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Bursting with citrus flavours, this dish is great to serve your dinner party guests. The recipe is suited to any lamb cut, all will be equally delicious.
<b>Prep:</b> 10 mins Prep: 10 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 25 mins Cook: 25 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
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  • 8 Quality Mark lamb loin chops
  • Salad to serve

For the Lemon Rice

  • 1½ cups basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, fi nely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 sprigs rosemary leaves, roughly chopped
  • 650ml chicken stock

For the Salsa Verde

(or use your favourite pre-made pesto)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 anchovy fi llets
  • 3 gherkins
  • 1 teaspoon baby capers
  • 2 large handfuls fl at leaf parsley, stalks removed
  • Juice of ½ – 1 lemon


Put the rice in a bowl and cover with water. Set aside.

Heat one tablespoon oil in a heavy-based saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes until softened. Drain the rice, add to the pan along with the lemon zest and rosemary and stir together well. Pour in the stock, bring to a very gentle simmer, cover and cook on the lowest heat for 10-12 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed. Turn the heat off and leave covered, while you cook the lamb.

Season the cutlets well with salt and pepper and grill for 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, blitz all the salsa ingredients in a food processor, or chop the ingredients into small dice and use a pestle and mortar to grind together. Taste and add a touch more lemon juice if desired. Season and set aside. Season the rice, separate the grains with a fork and serve with the chops. Spoon over the salsa and enjoy with a salad.
  • Suitable Cuts
  • Nutrition

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 472g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1961 (468)
Protein (g) 26.9
Fat (g) 23.9
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 37.0
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 701
Iron (mg) 4.2
Zinc (mg) 3.8
Vitamin B12 (ug) 2.1
Vitamin D (ug) 0.1
Selenium (ug) 9.7

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 2 reviews, with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5
Simple, easy and delicious. Had these in the weekend.
Posted by Loretta Lee 2015-06-03 11:42:03
nice recipe
Posted by Sam 2014-11-27 11:13:40




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