Lamb cutlets or lamb steaks are also delicious with this sauce.

Ingredients

Serves 4
Time: 20 Minutes

  • 4 side loin lamb chops, well-trimmed
  • A little rapeseed or olive oil
  • 2 tablesp. chopped fresh oregano leaves or flat leaf
  • parsley
  • A little salt and freshly ground black pepper

Tomato and Smoked Paprika Sauce:

  • 2 tablesp. rapeseed or olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teasp. smoked paprika
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablesp. chopped fresh oregano leaves or flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tablesp. tomato purée
  • 1 teasp. sugar

Method

  1. Combine the olive oil, oregano leaves, salt and pepper. Brush this mixture over both sides of
  2. the lamb chops. Leave to marinate while you make the sauce.
  3. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a medium-sized frying pan. Add the onion and fry over
  4. a gentle heat for about 5 minutes until softened. Then add the garlic, paprika, chopped
  5. tomatoes, herbs, tomato purée, sugar and a little salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then
  6. reduce the heat and simmer gently for10 minutes until the sauce thickens. Taste and add
  7. more seasoning if necessary.
  8. To cook the chops, heat the barbecue, grill or frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each
  9. side until cooked to your liking. Allow the chops to rest for a minute or two before serving.
  10. Serve with the Tomato and Smoked Paprika Sauce, steamed broccoli and mashed or sautéed
  11. potatoes.

Nutritional analysis per serving

  • Protein: 45g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Iron: 4.7mg
  • Energy: 570kcal
  • Citrus

Recipe courtesy of Bord Bia