How to Make Juicy, Delicious Marinated Lamb Cutlets

Hi guys, this is Piero here. I will be sharing with you a recipe for a delicious Italian-Asian fusion dish: Marinated Lamb Cutlets. The key to this recipe is the marinade, which includes ingredients such as turmeric, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, fresh coriander, salt, pepper, and Harissa paste.

After marinating the cutlets for at least an hour, they can be grilled or cooked in the oven. The final result is a tender and flavorful dish that is perfect for any occasion. So, let’s get started and learn how to make this mouth-watering dish!

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Key Takeaways

  • The Marinated Lamb Cutlets recipe combines Italian and Asian flavors.
  • The marinade is the key to the recipe and includes turmeric, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, fresh coriander, salt, pepper, and Arisa paste.
  • The cutlets can be grilled or cooked in the oven and are ready to serve in about 30 minutes.


For this recipe, I’m going to mix some Italian and Asian flavors to create delicious Marinated Lamb Cutlets. To make this recipe, we will need a few key ingredients, but the marinade is the star of the show.

The main ingredient we need is some nice Lamb cutlets or chops. I recommend asking your butcher for some nice Lamb cutlets, as they are so delicious. Along with the lamb, we will need turmeric, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, fresh coriander, harissa paste, salt & pepper

To make the marinade, we will need around two to three teaspoons of Harissa paste, depending on how many cutlets you want to make. We will also need one to two spoons of turmeric, a pinch of cumin, some garlic, and ginger for a little bit of freshness and spice. We will then mix in some fresh coriander, salt, and black pepper, and finish it off with a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil.

It’s important to marinate the lamb for at least an hour before cooking, but if you have time, marinating it overnight is even better. Once the lamb is marinated, we can cook it on the grill or in the oven for around two and a half minutes per side.

To serve, we can enjoy the Marinated Lamb Cutlets on their own or pair them with some plain yogurt and fresh mint. This recipe is a perfect blend of Mediterranean and Asian flavors that is sure to impress your taste buds.

Marinated Lamb Cutlets

Preparation of Marinade

Mixing Spices

To prepare the marinade for the Lamb Cutlets, I start by mixing a variety of spices. I use turmeric, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper. I also add around 2-3 teaspoons of harissa paste, depending on how many cutlets I am making. I mix these spices together for around 6-7 minutes until they are well combined.

Adding Fresh Coriander

Once the spices are mixed, I add in some fresh coriander. I chop it up and add it to the mixture, stirring it in until it is evenly distributed. The coriander adds a freshness and a bit of a kick to the marinade.

Adding Olive Oil

Finally, I add a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil to the mixture. This helps to bring all of the flavors together and adds richness to the marinade. I mix everything together well and then let it sit for at least an hour to marinate before cooking.

Overall, this marinade is a delicious combination of Italian and Asian flavors. The spices and fresh coriander add a depth of flavor, while the olive oil brings everything together. It’s important to let the cutlets marinate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to fully develop. Once they are ready, they can be grilled or cooked in the oven for a delicious and flavorful meal.

Cooking the Cutlets

To cook the marinated Lamb Cutlets, we will be grilling them. This method of cooking will give them a nice char and smoky flavor. Here’s how to do it:


  1. Preheat your grill to high heat.
  2. Take the marinated cutlets out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Place the cutlets on the grill and cook for around 2.5 minutes per side.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking until the cutlets are cooked to your desired doneness.


When it’s time to flip the cutlets, use tongs to gently lift them off the grill and turn them over. Be careful not to pierce the meat, as this will let the juices escape and dry out the cutlets. Once they are flipped, cook for another 2.5 minutes on the other side.

Remember to keep an eye on the cutlets as they cook, as cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the cutlets and the heat of your grill. When they are done, take them off the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious marinated Lamb Cutlets!

Serving Suggestions

Yogurt and Mint Dip

I highly recommend serving the marinated Lamb Cutlets with a refreshing yogurt and mint dip. It’s a perfect complement to the rich and flavorful lamb cutlets.

To make the dip, simply mix some plain yogurt with fresh mint leaves. You can adjust the amount of mint according to your taste preference. I suggest starting with a small amount and adding more as needed.

For an extra kick of flavor, you can also add a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice to the dip. This will help balance out the richness of the lamb and the creaminess of the yogurt.

When serving, you can either drizzle the dip over the cutlets or serve it on the side as a dipping sauce. Either way, it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.

Overall, the yogurt and mint dip is a simple yet delicious way to elevate the flavors of the marinated Lamb Cutlets. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Tasting and Closing

After marinating the lamb Cutlets for at least an hour, it was time to cook them. I chose to grill them, but they can also be cooked in the oven. The marinade gave the lamb a delicious flavor that was a mix of Italian and Asian. The turmeric, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, and fresh coriander added a spicy and fresh kick to the meat.

Once the lamb was cooked, it was time to taste it. The aroma of the lamb filled the house and made my mouth water. The meat was tender and juicy, and the marinade had penetrated deep into the meat, giving it a rich and flavorful taste. The spices were well balanced, and the coriander added a fresh and zesty note to the meat.

To serve the Lamb Cutlets, I made a refreshing dip with plain yogurt and fresh mint. The dip complemented the spicy and flavorful lamb perfectly. The combination of the marinade and the dip made the dish a perfect balance of flavors.

In conclusion, the Lamb Cutlets were a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combined the flavors of Italian and Asian cuisine. The marinade gave the lamb a rich and flavorful taste, and the dip added a refreshing note to the dish. I highly recommend trying this recipe and experimenting with different spice combinations to make it your own.


I know that you might have some questions about the recipe that I just showed you. So, let me answer some of the most common questions that I get about this dish.

Q: Can I use something else instead of lamb cutlets?

A: Of course! You can use lamb chops, chicken, or even tofu if you prefer a vegetarian option. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q: Can I make the marinade ahead of time?

A: Absolutely! In fact, I recommend marinating the meat for at least an hour before cooking. If you don’t have time, you can still cook it right away, but the flavors won’t be as intense.

Q: Is the recipe spicy?

A: Yes, it is a little bit spicy. But you can adjust the amount of chili paste and black pepper to your liking. If you don’t like spicy food, you can omit the chili paste altogether.

Q: Can I cook this in the oven instead of grilling?

A: Yes, you can! Just preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and bake the meat for about 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through. Make sure to turn the meat halfway through cooking.

Q: What can I serve this with?

A: You can serve this with a simple salad, some grilled vegetables, or some rice. I like to serve it with a refreshing yogurt dip made with plain yogurt and fresh mint.

I hope this FAQ section has answered some of your questions. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any more!

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