I am not much of a red meat lover. Nevertheless, I do get that occassional craving for red meat. Of late, whenever I get that red meat craving, it would be like, “Think red meat, think Lamb Chops!” Why Lamb Chops of all things, maybe because it is one of the easiest (provided you do not burn it! :)) and most importantly, quickest things to prepare (only 4 ingredients). In fact, it is super easy to do that I can afford to take some ‘time off’ from the kitchen and leave J to do the job! In fact, J aka the Mister actually does a really good job with steaks, roasts and Barbie stuff.
I love it done on the Barbie when I’m back downunder. That is probably the only one of the down side of living in a Toronto apartment with no outdoor area but heyyy, there’s always the cooktop- all you need is just a nice skillet, slightly charred and taaaadaaa (me thinks Le Creuset or Staub) … it gives you that nice feeling of somehow being close to a Barbie. Ahakz 🙂
Some of you may wonder – there isn’t much meat on those chops at all but heyyy…. that’s all I need for my red meat fix, really…
Furthermore, most types of red meat dishes take a slightly longer time to cook – for example, dishes like curries, kormas and even stews.
Bea’s Lamb Chops makes a really simple yet beautiful dish when served with a side of steamed broccolli, dash of pepper and some salt.
- 4 pieces Lamb Chops
- 1 tbsp of Roasted Cumin Seeds
- Dash of Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Scrape any excess fat off Lamb Chops (optional)
- Give Lamb Chops a quick rinse and pat dry with paper towel.
- Coat Lamb Chops with roasted Cumin seeds as much as possible.
- Heat a skillet or grill pan to high heat.
- Once hot enough, sprinkle some salt and release some freshly ground black pepper onto the pan and place Lamb Chops into the pan.
- Grill lamb chops for about 3 minutes on each side, depending on how you would prefer it done.
- Serve hot with a side of steamed Broccolli or salad
Cooking times would vary, depending on the size of the lamb chops.