Korean Crispy Lamb Korean Crispy Lamb

Korean Crispy Lamb

This Korean style crispy lamb dish is a quick and easy midweek dish using lamb mince, Korean chilli paste, rice wine and rice or udon noodles.  A speedy dish that is ready in 10 minutes.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
20 minutes

6 people


  • 675g lean lamb mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed or 2 teaspoons garlic purée
  • 3 tablespoons Korean chilli paste (Gochujang) or chilli paste of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 300g cooked rice or udon noodles
  • 300g prepared spiralised vegetables (2 small courgettes and carrots)
  • Juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • 2-3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Sweet chilli sauce, to serve


  1. In a large bowl and mix together the lamb, garlic, chilli paste, soy sauce and rice wine or balsamic vinegar and seasoning.

  2. Heat a large, shallow, non-stick frying pan until hot and dry fry the mince for 15 minutes under a high heat, until the mince is crispy, turning occasionally and breaking up the clumps with the back of a wooden spoon.

  3. Meanwhile put the noodles in a large bowl cover with boiling water and set aside for 2-3 minutes until the noodles are hot.  Drain and return to the bowl.

  4. Add the spiralised vegetables and noodles to the pan with the mince.  Season if required, add the lime or lemon juice and toss gently to mix.

  5. Garnish with the spring onions and serve with a dash of chilli sauce.


Use pre-prepared spiralised vegetables available from the prepared vegetable section at the supermarket or why not prepare your own with a julienne vegetable peeler instead?