Lamb Cutlets are incredibly tender and full of flavour. Perfect for entertaining, simple to prepare and visually impressive.
Derived from the loin and cut from the rack, the cutlet is made up of the eye of loin muscle, a rib bone and a cap of fat. During cooking, the cap helps the cutlet retain moisture and imports a rich flavour into the meat. Versatile and easy to cook, cutlets are tender and suit high temperature cooking methods such as pan fry or barbecue.
HOW TO COOK
Trim most of the fat from the lamb cutlets. Rub lamb with a little oil and season well with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.Place lamb cutlets into a hot frying pan and sit standing up on rim of fat – you will need to use tongs to do this. Cook for a couple of minutes until fat becomes golden and crispy, then lay flat in pan.Cook for 3 minutes per side for meat that is just pink. Cook for a couple more minutes if you prefer your lamb more well done. Remove with tongs and leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
If using a barbecue, preheat the grill until it is piping hot. The meat should sizzle on contact. Let the cutlet cook on one side until moisture appears, then turn once using tongs after 3 minutes allowing the other side to cook for another 3 minutes judging on the thickness of the cutlet. Soft and springy will produce a medium rare result, while firm and springy will produce medium, and firm for well done.