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Thai Lime and Chilli Cutlets

Sweet chilli sauce and lime give these cutlets a Thai twist, you could use lamb loin chops or lamb fillets/tenderloins if you like.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 10 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 6


    •    12 frenched lamb cutlets
⅓ cup sweet Thai chilli sauce
    •    grated rind and juice of one lime
2 shallots, very finely sliced
    •    mango chutney, steamed rice and salad leaves to serve


  1. Season each cutlet lightly with salt and pepper. Combine the chilli sauce, rind and juice, and the sliced shallot. Spoon the mixture over both sides of the lamb cutlets.
  2. Remove the grill tray. Preheat the oven grill to high/maximum setting. Place the cutlets on the cold grill tray, place tray under the hot grill. Cook cutlets on one side until the first sign of moisture appears on the top. Turn and cook further until done to your preference. Turn once only.
  3. Remove cutlets from grill tray, loosely cover with foil and rest cutlets for 2 minutes before serving. Serve lamb with mango chutney, steamed rice and salad leaves.

Suggested variations:

  • When you grill meat it should be placed on a cold grill tray. This prevents the meat sticking and becoming difficult to turn.
  • Test for doneness with tongs. Rather than timing test the meat for degree of doneness with tongs. Don’t cut into the meat with a knife, it will only make it dry and tough. Rare is soft when pressed, medium is springy and well done is very firm.
  • Always rest meat after cooking. This gives the juices in the meat a chance to redistribute, giving a moister and more tender result. Transfer the meat to a plate and loosely cover with foil, stand the meat to rest in a warm place.
  • You can use cutlets, lamb loin chops or lamb fillets/tenderloins for this recipe.


This great family recipe is thanks to Beef and Lamb at


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