Spring makes me think of lamb. Which makes me think of mint. Which makes me think of mint choc chip ice cream. Which makes me think of the gelato shop we lived above in Rome. Which makes me think about my favourite gelato which is pistachio. Which makes me think why not create a dish which combines lamb with mint and pistachio? But not in a gelato. Do you think I should give my brain to medical science?
Ingredients for 4
Mint – 4 sprigs
Garlic – 2 cloves
Capers – 100g/4oz
Pistachio – 50g/2oz
Lamb chops – 2 per person
Lemon – one unwaxed
Extra virgin olive oil with mint – 6 tbsp
Olive oil for frying
Roughly chop the mint leaves, garlic, capers and pistachio nuts and put them into a bowl. Grate in the peel of one lemon and mix well in the olive oil. Put your chops in there to marinate for an hour or two.
Heat the frying pan with a little oil and add the well coated chops. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes depending on the thickness of the cut. Serve immediately with a crunchy green salad and new potatoes.