Lamb Cutlets on Minted Pea Puree

Lamb Cutlets on Minted Pea Puree

Serves 4


  • 12 - 16 Scotch Lamb cutlets, French trimmed

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 tbsp whole fresh mint leaves

  • 100g (3.5 oz) salad (waxy) potatoes

  • 200g (7oz) fresh or frozen peas

  • 6 tbsp half fat creme fraiche

  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped mint

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Method

  1. To make the puree, cook the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until just tender. Add the peas and continue cooking for 5 minutes until both the vegetables are tender. Drain thoroughly, add the creme fraiche, chopped mint and season with a little salt and pepper. Use a hand blender or processor to whip to a puree, still retaining a little texture. Cover and return the saucepan to a warm hob.
  2. Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the mint leaves until crisp. Transfer to absorbent kitchen paper. Fry the cutlets in the hot oil for 4-6 minutes on each side – they are best served slightly pink.
  3. Place the minted pea puree on warm serving plates. Top with the lamb cutlets and the crispy mint.

Ask your butcher to trim the cutlets “French style” and allow 3 – 4 cutlets per serving.

Serving suggestions

Late spring into summer flavours ooze from this recipe. Sweet and tender Scotch lamb cutlets grilled or pan-fried in no time at all simply but deliciously served on the freshest minted pea puree.

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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