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Grilled lamb chops with roasted vegetables and basil mash

For an easy way to incorporate a few of your five a day into your diet, try this healthy grilled lamb chops dish. Made with Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured lamb chops, served alongside a colourful array of roasted vegetables a top a bed of basil mash, it’ll taste as good as it looks.


Serves 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Oven temperature Set oven at 200oC/400oF/gas mark 6 & pre-heat a grill

Always wash your hands after handling raw meat


Ingredients:

  • 8 Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured lamb chops or lamb leg steaks
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 large pinch of chilli flakes

For the roasted vegetables:

  • 1 courgette
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic

For the basil mash:

  • 900g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 50g butter
  • 120ml milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil

Method:

• Mix olive oil, garlic and chilli in a shallow bowl.
• Coat each lamb chop in the marinade and allow to rest for about 10 minutes. When the lamb is ready, place under a hot grill and cook for 6 – 7 minutes on each side, cover and keep warm while you finish preparing the potatoes and vegetables.

To make the roasted vegetables:

• Roughly cut the vegetables into 2 inch pieces (cubes or triangular shaped) and toss in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and crushed garlic.
• Place onto a large tray and roast in a hot oven for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and slightly charred.

To make the basil mash:

• Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender for about 20 – 25 minutes, drain, replace the lid and rest for three minutes.
• Add the butter and milk while you mash the potatoes.
• Stir in the chopped basil, salt and pepper.
• Pile the mash onto warm serving plates, top with grilled chops and spoon vegetables with their juices over the top.