Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lamb Cutlets with a Dukkah Crumb Served with a Yogurt Mint Dressing

Lamb Cutlets with a Dukkah Crumb served with a Yogurt Mint Dressing

As Winter is now well and truly with us here on the Beaches in Sydney, there's not much to do but light the fire, cook up some easy and delicious food and curate my collection of rustic vintage at the Beach House.  I actually felt bored yesterday, a most unusual feeling for me, as it rarely happens.  It was possibly because I decided to clean the mold off the blind  in my bedroom, change all the bed linen and move some chairs around so the room was colour co-ordinated.  Some serious housework often forces me to question my own existence, as it is the most soul destroying occupation on the planet I do believe, but as you ladies one else is going to do it and it does clear the mind once it is accomplished.

And it was very nice to slip into the clean sheets, when bed time came around.

I've been moving things around a little, so c
ome on in and check out how the Beach House Collection is currently curated.

If you are here for a quick and healthy lamb
 recipe, that is a little further down.

 The boys have been bringing home some nice sailing trophies lately, which I have happily put in the living room.

I can't get enough of cookbooks.  Love them!!!!

This blue chair came out of the bedroom to replace the pink and green wing back.

 Some more Blue and Whites

  Shell Art Shadow Box

Flowers, a Gift to Myself to Brighten the Day

Some Beachy Whites

And now to my other love, cooking.  I don't mean the nightly mid week swill that is witching hour, but that lovely time on weekends, where you can hover for a little longer with a glass of wine and some good company over the food.  That is to me the antithesis of house work and when I know exactly why I was placed on this earth.  To damn well enjoy it.

Dukkah is an incredibly healthy and low GI alternative to bread crumbs.  It is a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt and is readily available.  I've been experimenting with it.  This is a beautifully aromatic way to eat lamb.  You could do the same to racks of lamb, although cooking times will vary.

Lamb Cutlets with a Dukkah Crumb served with a Yogurt Mint Dressing
serves 3-4 people

About 12 lamb cutlets Frenched
1/2 cup honey
1.5 cups dukkah spice mix
Olive oil spray for cooking

1 cup Greek style yoghurt
1 Lebanese cucumber peeled and diced
1 clove garlic crushed
1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves.  Extra leaves to garnish
Salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
Spray a non stick pan with olive oil. Heat the pan over a high heat and quickly seal the lamb cutlets on both sides.
Place the honey into a bowl.
Place the dukkah into a paper towel next to your honey.
Remove the lamb cutlets from the pan and dip in the honey to coat.
Crumb the lamb with the dukkah
Line a baking tray with baking paper and cook lamb in the preheated oven for 5 minutes.  The cutlets should still be pink in the centre.

Serve with the Yogurt Mint Dressing

To make the Yoghurt Mint Dressing
Combine the yoghurt, garlic, cucumber and mint in a bowl and serve.


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  1. Humm... un plat que j'aimerais bien déguster !

    Comme je vous comprends, parfois faire le ménage donne l'impression de perdre notre temps ! Cependant comme vous le dîtes si bien, il est bon après de profiter d'un lit tout frais !...
    Merci pour le partage de vos merveilleuses photos.

    Gros bisous

  2. Your home is looking beautiful and it is really boring doing housework but when it's all done, it's completely satisfying. I love the look of the lamb and lamb goes so well with all those Middle Eastern flavours xx

  3. Well aren't you just a little bit fancy schmancy. They'd make an excellent hors d'oeuvre for a stand up cocktail party. Beautiful. Your styling is lovely.

    Anne xx

  4. It looks very appetizing, I think I'll try this recipe !I love the details of your house beach!!
    xx Vicky

  5. I like something different and delicious to with lamb. I like the change of the blue and white chair. It's nice to have some trophies around to jazz up the place.

  6. It's all looking so lovely Carolyn and the lamb cutlets don't look half bad either!

  7. Im addicted to buying cookbooks too I have too many to fit in my bookcase! Your home is looking really homely :)

  8. Your home is lovely. I am a cookbook addict. I see you have Rachel Khoo, I want one.

  9. Sorry, I got distracted by the cookbooks. I just discovered Dukkah , but did not know what to do with it. Thanks for the idea.

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous decorating ideas and delish recipe at the Say G’day Saturday linky party. I've just pinned the recipe!

    This week’s linky party has just started so I hope you can stop by and say g’day!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz


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