Sunday, 16 March 2014

baked lamb cutlets in kaffir chilli cider sauce

When I think about it, this is kind of a wacky dish.

These lamb cutlets are part of a meal, one that is a rather odd combination that strangely works. It's kind of an Asian fusion thing, paired with sauerkraut and spatzle-like egg noodles. A weirdness that is sort of Australian meets Thai meets German. It's not intentional - just a coming-together of ingredients when I want to use up a few things, and the nonchalantly cooperative part of my mind thinks, "That should do."

And it did well, for us. So here's the recipe, if you're feeling wacky enough...

6 lamb cutlets (each cutlet between 60 - 75g, or 2 - 2.5oz)
2 tablespoons apple cider
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
4 single kaffir lime leaves (or 2 twin leaves)

Mix all ingredients together, making sure the liquid thoroughly coats the lamb cutlets. You may leave them to marinate for a while, but it's not absolutely necessary if you're in a hurry.
Transfer lamb cutlets to a foil-lined baking tray, then pour the marinade over them.
Bake at an oven that has been preheated at 180ºC / 360ºF fan-forced (200ºC / 390ºF conventional) for 20 - 25 minutes, turning once mid-way.
Serve with salad, or try it with sauerkraut and egg pasta, like we did!


  1. Oh man, wacky or not these cutlets sound incredible with lots of zing and zest to bring the flavours alive. I often find "rice/noodle" looking substitutes as well meal just feels incomplete without it. Too azn haha

    1. Thanks, Winston! Ha yes, I'm rather Asian as well... :p

  2. I love when things come together almost as though they were planned! this dish looks delicious!

    1. Yes, like some of those modern fusion combinations you sometimes see in restaurants, heh.

  3. This sounds like a fascinating mix of flavors. I'm going to give this a go, I'll just have to make sure not to mention all the ingredients to my boyfriend ahead of time;)

  4. Se ve muy sabroso y la salsa una delicia ,abrazos:)


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