Crumbed Lamb Chops with Crushed Seasonal Vegetables Crumbed Lamb Chops with Crushed Seasonal Vegetables

Crumbed Lamb Chops with Crushed Seasonal Vegetables

prep time
30 mins

cook time
30 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 lean chump chops or boneless leg steaks
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • For the Lemony Breadcrumbs

  • 30ml/2 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • 50g/2oz fresh white breadcrumbs
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon or lime
  • 15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped chives
  • For the Sticky Dressing

  • 15-30ml/1-2tbsp good balsamic vinegar
  • 30-45ml/2-3tbsp clear honey
  • 30-45ml/2-3tbsp wholegrain or Dijon mustard
  • 30ml/2tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • For the Crushed Seasonal Vegetables

  • 450g/1lb waxy potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 100g/4oz broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 100g/4oz cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 15-30ml/1-2tbsp reduced fat garlic and herb flavoured cream cheese

Method

1. For the breadcrumbs; heat the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the breadcrumbs with the lemon or lime zest and juice for 2-3 minutes, tossing frequently until golden brown.  Remove from the heat and add the chives.

2. To make the sticky dressing; in a small bowl mix together the vinegar, honey and mustard.  Transfer to two separate bowls.

3. Place the steaks on a chopping board, season and brush the steaks on both sides with the dressing from one bowl.

4. Heat a non-stick pan and cook the lamb for 6-8 minutes on each side.  During the last 2-3 mnutes sprinkle with the breadcrumbs. Warm the dressing from the second bowl.

5.Meanwhile; boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes. Add the broccoli and cauliflower 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time.  Drain and roughly mash, season and stir through the cream cheese.

6. Transfer the lamb onto a plate.  Drizzle with the warmed dressing and serve with the crushed seasonal vegetables.

Tips:

This recipe works well with lamb cutlets or loin chops too. For the Oven Version of this recipe: Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5, 190°C/375°F. Follow method points 1-4. Transfer the lamb to an ovenproof dish and cook in the oven for 12-18 minutes. Meanwhile, follow method point 5. 2-3 minutes before the end of the cooking time remove the lamb from the oven. Carefully drain away any meat juices from the pan and sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and return to the oven. Serve with the remaining dressing and crushed vegetables.