Couscous coated Cutlets of Lamb with Pea, Bean and Asparagus Salad

Couscous coated Cutlets of Lamb with Pea, Bean and Asparagus Salad

Serves 2


  • 6-8 Scotch Lamb cutlets, French trimmed

  • 50 g (1.75oz) couscous

  • 1 small egg, beaten

  • 100g (3.5oz) fresh peas

  • 100 g (3.5oz) fine green beans, trimmed

  • 100 g (3.5oz) asparagus spears

  • 2 spring onions, sliced

  • A handful of fresh mint leaves, roughly torn

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon or lime

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Method

  1. Mix the couscous, lemon or lime zest together in a shallow bowl. Pour over 100ml (3.5 fl oz) boiling water, cover and leave for 5 minutes or so until the liquid is absorbed. Season with a little salt and pepper. Fluff up the couscous with a fork.
  2. Dip the cutlets into the egg and then the couscous, pressing firmly to coat.
  3. Meanwhile cook the beans in boiling water for 2 minutes, add the peas and asparagus and cook for 3 minutes more or until just tender. Drain, refresh by running under cold water then drain thoroughly. Tip into a bowl, mixing in the spring onion, mint leaves and lemon or lime juice. Season with black pepper.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the cutlets over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. The couscous will become golden and crunchy. Drain on paper towel and enjoy with the minted vegetable salad.
  5. If you can’t get cutlets of lamb, choose neck fillet, cutting into diagonal slices, coated and cooked for much the same time

Serving suggestions

Summer flavours at their best – sweet Scotch lamb cutlets with new season tender vegetables and fresh mint. Great accompanied with Tzatziki or yoghurt mixed with a little mint jelly

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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