Lemon and Garlic Cutlets with Fresh Mint Sauce

  • Serves 4
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 10mins
Lemon and Garlic Cutlets with Fresh Mint Sauce


  • Serves 4
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  1. Place half the oil, garlic and zest in a large snap lock bag. Season, add lamb and toss to coat. Marinate for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the mint, sugar and a good pinch of salt in a jug. Stir in 1/3 cup (80ml) boiling water and set aside to cool. Once cooled, stir in the vinegar. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and cook cutlets for 2-3 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Set aside on a plate loosely covered with foil to rest for 3 minutes.
  4. Drizzle coleslaw with remaining oil, season and toss to coat. Serve cutlets with mint sauce (or mint jelly), coleslaw, extra mint and lemon wedges.


  • Lamb loin chops, lamb leg or rump steaks or forequarter chops would also work well in this recipe.
  • Slice up any leftover meat from the cutlets to create a salad or wrap in Lebanese bread or pita pockets.
  • Mint jelly instead of sauce also works well with lamb cutlets.