Recipe: Lamb Loin Chops with Peach Salad

Recipe: Lamb Loin Chops with Peach Salad

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Get ready to fire up the barbecue this summer .

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SUMMER is a great time to cook outdoors on the barbecue.

Head Chef Mitch Orr has dreamed up a delicious lamb creation paired with a fruity summer salad that will have you salivating.

Serves: 4

Preparation: 20 mins

Cooking: 6 mins

Lamb & Marinade

  • 8 lamb loin chops
  • 4 cloves peeled garlic
  • 2 peeled shallots
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt

Salad

  • 4 ripe peaches
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 bunches English spinach
  • 1 bunch mint
  • 1 bunch flat parsley
  • 1 peeled shallot, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 2 tbsp toasted & chopped almonds

Method

Marinade

1. In a small food processor blitz the garlic and shallots. Add in the lemon juice and dried chilli flakes.

2. Lightly toast the fennel seeds in a pan over a medium heat. Once toasted crush them a little in a pestle.

and mortar, or you can just use the bottom of a pot. Add to the garlic mix.

3. Season the garlic mix with a pinch or two of salt and add a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

4. Lay the lamb in a tray and pour the marinade over them. Give them a good mix around to ensure all the lamb is coated. Cover and put in the fridge for around an hour.

Salad

1. Preheat your barbecue or grill plate.

2. Remove the pit from the peaches and cut them in quarters. Brush them with a little olive oil.

3. Once the barbecue is nice and hot lay the peach down, flesh side. Cook them until they're starting to blacken. Repeat on the other flesh side.

4. Once they're all charred, place them in a bowl and add the brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and finely sliced shallots. Add a good pinch of salt. Mix thoroughly together and leave to marinate for 30 mins. Pick the spinach and herbs, give them a good wash and spin dry.

To Serve

1. Shake off the marinade from the lamb. The grill should be nice and hot from charring your peaches.

2. Place the lamb on the grill. They should take around 2 to 3 minutes on each side for a medium cook (depending on the thickness of the chops). Once they're cooked, place them in a clean tray and keep to the side of the barbecue to rest while you assemble the salad (2 minutes is perfect). Season with a little more flake salt.

3. To finish the salad, mix the peaches through the spinach and herbs. Use the juices from macerating the peaches to dress the salad along with some extra virgin olive oil. Check the seasoning and add a pinch of salt if needed.

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