Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce

all details

Barbecued or grilled, lamb cutlets are fantastic with a classic mint sauce and lots of seasonal greens. At this time of year, nothing is better than peas and asparagus with fresh mint. If you're making the mint sauce, remember - you'll need to prepare it a day in advance.

Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce.
Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce. Photo: William Meppem

Ingredients

12 lamb cutlets

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling

sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Mint sauce

3 large granny smith apples, quartered,

cores and stems removed

about 1 cup mint leaves

1 cup white wine vinegar

2½ cups caster sugar

Method

To make the mint sauce, place the apples and 250ml water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until softened. Place the mint and vinegar in a blender and blend until finely chopped. Add to the apples and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and set aside for 2 hours to allow flavours to infuse. Place apple and mint mixture into a fine sieve and sit it in a suitable bowl. Cover, place in the refrigerator and allow the juice to filter through overnight.

The next day, measure out 500ml of the juice and place in a saucepan over high heat. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 15-20 minutes, skimming the scum from the surface regularly. Once sauce has reduced and thickened, remove from heat and cool.

Preheat barbecue grill plate over a high heat.

Lightly brush cutlets in olive oil and season to taste. Place on grill, cook for 3-4 minutes each side, then set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve cutlets on a bed of boiled peas and blanched asparagus, with mint leaves scattered over and mint sauce on the side.

HOT TIP: For a great party canape, brush the lamb cutlets with the mint sauce and serve on a large platter.

Rate this recipe

Rate this recipe:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate this recipe with 0.5 a star Rate this recipe with 1 star Rate this recipe with 1.5 stars Rate this recipe with 2 stars Rate this recipe with 2.5 stars Rate this recipe with 3 stars Rate this recipe with 3.5 stars Rate this recipe with 4 stars Rate this recipe with 4.5 stars Rate this recipe with 5 stars

Write a review

Thanks for voting!

Write a review

  • Main Ingredients - Lamb, Peas
  • Cuisine - Modern Australian
  • Course - Dinner, Lunch, Main-course

2 reviews so far

  • Who doesn't love Lamb Cutlets done on the Barbeque with lots of tasty home-made Mint Sauce? However, in this case the The Mint Sauce title is a misnomer. It should be called "Lots of Sugar and Plenty of Apple" Sauce. Those ingredients over-powered by far the mint, which we could barely taste.

    Commenter
    Mary Alice
    Location
    Melbourne
    Date and time
    January 02, 2013, 11:21AM
  • Perhaps a batch of weak mint is to blame? I'm noticing that the mint I've been buying lately just doesn't have the strength of flavour that I want. So much so that I've gone back to growing my own.
    (ps, this is a different MaryAlice ;)

    Commenter
    MaryAlice
    Location
    Date and time
    January 09, 2013, 8:50AM

Write a review

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce

Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with half a star Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with 1 star Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with 1.5 stars Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with 2 stars Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with 2.5 stars Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with 3 stars Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with 3.5 stars Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with 4 stars Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with 4.5 stars Rate Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce with 5 stars

Error: Please select your rating for 'Barbecued lamb cutlets with mint sauce'.

Error: Please select a rating.

Error: Please enter your review.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your review has been submitted for approval.

Reviews are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Most popular recipes

Promotions

Hotels and tour companies have realised the appeal of take-no-prisoners picnics.

Eclectic fare showcasing a rich selection of local ingredients in capital country.

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions