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Spiced lamb loin chops with pear & walnut salad

Spiced lamb loin chops with pear & walnut salad

Serves

4

Prep Time

25

Cook Time

5

Ingredients

8 x 100g Lamb loin chops

60ml (¼ cup) Olive oil

1 tbsp Sumac

1 tsp Ground cardamom

2 cloves Garlic, crushed

Natural Yoghurt, to serve

PEAR & WALNUT SALAD

1 Lemon, zested, juiced

1 tbsp Honey

60ml (1/4 cup) Extra virgin olive oil

2 Small green pears, halved, cored, thinly sliced

1 bunch Watercress

70g (2/3 cup) Roasted walnuts

Method

  • To marinate lamb, place oil, spices and garlic in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add lamb, season to taste and toss well to coat. Marinate for 15 minutes.
  • To make pear and walnut salad, whisk lemon zest and juice with honey and oil in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, season to taste and toss well to combine.
  • Preheat a lightly greased barbecue or grill pan to high. Cook lamb loin chops on each side for 1½ minutes or until cooked to your liking. Rest, covered loosely with foil, for 5 minutes before serving.
  • To serve, divide Lamb with pear and walnut salad among four plates. Serve with natural yoghurt on the side.

Tips

  • If time permits, marinate lamb for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Use a mixture of your favourite pears and apples and substitute watercress with mesclun leaf or rocket.
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