Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Master Chef

There's no point holding a 10 week TV competition to find out who is the next Masterchef. 

It's me.  And I cooked the best meal ever last night.

One of my all time favourite meals is sticky minted lamb chops.  I remember my dad used to get them for us went we went round his for the weekend (20+ years ago).  I think I have now mastered the recipe.

Sticky Minted Lamb Chops (Serves 1)

8 small lamb chops (smaller the better)
2 large tablespoons of mint sauce
2 large tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon of whole grain mustard
Sprinkle of chili flakes (to taste)
Salt
Pepper

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl then coat the lamb chops.  Wait till April gets home then put them in the oven at 200C until Phil the kitchen guy leaves having given us his final bill.

Accompany with couscous

Couscous (serves 1)

75g couscous
8 chopped dried apricots
1 pomegranate
6 small chopped tomatoes with the seeds removed
The ripped leaves of about 4 mint sticks
50 grams of cubed goats cheese
A tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
Salt
Pepper

Pour boiling water over the couscous until covered, leave to soak.  Once fully absorbed fluff up with a fork then mix all of the ingredients into the couscous.  Leave in the fridge to cool down.  Or if you want to be completely authentic, serve with chips.

Enjoy!