Japanese style lamb loin chops

Japanese Style Lamb Loin Chops

Serves: 4  |  Preparation Time: 15 mins  |  Cooking Time: 10 mins 

Ingredients:

8 Tasman lamb loin chops
1 tbsp brown rice vinegar
1 tspn salt
2 tbsp brown rice vinegar
2 tbsp hot water
2 tsp sea salt flakes
1 long red chilli, finely sliced diagonally, plus extra to serve
1 bunch radish, washed, trimmed with tips and stem on, halved or quartered or sliced or some combination
2 cucumbers, halved and sliced
¼ Chinese cabbage (wombok), finely sliced

Method:

  1. Place brown rice vinegar and salt in a large bowl and stir until salt almost dissolves. Add lamb and toss to coat.
  2. For pickled vegetables, combine brown rice vinegar, water and salt in a large bowl. Add chilli, radish, cucumber and cabbage and toss to combine.
  3. Place a char grill pan over high heat and cook lamb chops for 3-4 minutes per side until deeply golden and nicely charred without being burnt. Take care to turn chops on their sides at the end of cooking so they get cooked as well.
  4. Serve lamb chops with a pile of pickled vegetables. Garnish with extra chilli if desired.

Tips:

  1. Pickled vegetables can be prepared in advance.
  2. Pickles are also nice with a pinch of sugar and a little ginger.
  3. Try adding different spices to customise your pickles, such as toasted cumin seeds, mustard seeds or peppercorns.

Recipe kindly provided by Australian Beef & Lamb (MLA)

Results may vary.