This lamb dish uses earthy, pungent, hot and sweet spices commonly enjoyed in Moroccan dishes. Cumin, especially, adds a deep nutty flavour that turns smoky when grilled.
Prep time: 10 min • Cook Time: 10 min • Makes: 4 servings
8 lamb loin chops
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Sea salt, to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 large heads of Garlic, sliced in half
bunch of thyme
- In a small bowl, mix together the cumin seeds with ground turmeric, paprika, coriander seeds, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt and rub the mixture into the chops, coating evenly.
- Place the chops and garlic on an oiled grill rack and grill, turning once, for 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until done to your liking.
- Transfer garlic and lamb chops to a platter garnish with sprigs of thyme.