Lamb Cutlets with Sicilian Salsa, Broccolini and Borlotti Beans

, from Issue #56. August, 2015
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Lamb Cutlets with Sicilian Salsa, Broccolini and Borlotti Beans

The sweet and sour flavours in the salsa pair beautifully with most meats and it's also great with grilled leeks, eggplant and fish.

Serves: 4


12 lamb cutlets
1 tablespoon olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
400 grams broccolini, blanched
1 x 400 gram tin borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
½ small red onion, sliced very thinly 

2 tablespoons sultanas or raisins
4 anchovy fillets
1 tablespoon capers
2 cloves garlic, crushed 
2 tablespoons pine nuts
zest and juice ½ lemon
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley


Salsa: Put the sultanas, anchovies, capers, garlic and pine nuts on a chopping board. Chop together to make a rough paste. Place in a bowl and stir in the lemon zest, juice and oil. Season with pepper and add the parsley just before serving. 

Lamb: Heat a saute pan with a little oil. Season the cutlets and cook for 2–3 minutes each side. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the lamb.  

To serve: Place the broccolini on plates and scatter over the borlotti beans and red onion. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Place the cutlets alongside and spoon over the salsa. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.