Lamb BBQ chops with pesto and couscous
Serves: 2 | Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 20 minutes
2x Tasman lamb BBQ chops (also known as forequarter, fat trimmed)
125g (¾ cup) pearl cous cous
½ bunch baby carrots, peeled, cut into ribbons
30g baby spinach leaves
1 ½ tbsp currants
Zest and juice of ½ lemon and extra wedges, to serve
1 tbsp olive oil
50g fresh ricotta cheese
Parsley leaves, pre-made pesto, to serve
- Heat a lightly oiled char-grill or barbecue over medium-high heat. Season chops and cook for 4-5 minutes each side, or until cooked to your liking. Rest on a plate loosely covered with foil for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place couscous and 1 cup (250ml) boiling water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8 minutes or until tender and liquid has absorbed. Remove lid. Stand for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly in a large bowl. Add carrots, spinach, currants, lemon zest, juice and oil. Season and toss to coat. Top salad with ricotta and sprinkle with parsley leaves.
- Serve chops with pesto, cous cous salad and lemon wedges.
- Lamb cutlets, loin chops or rump steaks would also work well in this recipe.
- Use feta or goats cheese instead of ricotta, mint or coriander instead of parsley.
- Brown rice, cauliflower rice or quinoa would be good substitutes for cous cous.
Recipe kindly provided by Australian Beef & Lamb (MLA)