Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Lean Lamb Cutlet - by BBB Trainer Amy Adamson

French trimmed lamb cutlets are a very lean way to eat lamb.  Yes, they are more expensive than other cuts of meat but that is because you are buying a larger percentage of meat and less visible fat.  If you are following a healthy eating plan then you really only need two lamb cutlets for a protein packed dinner.  Serve with a crisp salad or some steamed veg, yum! The kids will love them too as the meat is so tender…

Lemon, Garlic& Oregano Cutlets (serves 2 adults)

4 French trimmed lamb cutlets
1 lemon, juiced
½ clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp dried oregano
Pinch salt & cracked pepper
Handful of green beans
Handful of sugar snap peas
Handful of snow peas
1 shallot, chopped
Handful of fresh mint, chopped

Marinate lamb cutlets in half the lemon juice, crushed garlic and oregano, salt & pepper. Refrigerate for ½ hour.
Blanch beans, sugar snaps and snow peas in boiling water for 2 minutes.  Refresh in cold water to stop them from cooking.  Toss with chopped shallot, mint, remaining lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Cook lamb cutlets in pan or on BBQ to your liking.
Serve lamb cutlets with salad for a delicious and nutritious dinner.



1 medium lamb cutlet – 70g

Calories    108     
Total Fat    6.1 g
Saturated Fat    2.4 g
Carbohydrate    0.0 g  
Protein    13.3 g



*Note that nutritional values are from Calorie King



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