Adobo lamb cutlets


To mark our 50th anniversary, we collaborated with Patrón Tequila and Neil Perry to create a Mexican-themed birthday feast. 

You'll need

5 ancho chillies, wiped clean, stems removed, slit open and seeded ¼ cup (60ml) orange juice 2 garlic cloves, peeled ½ tsp sugar 1/8 tsp dried oregano 1/8 tsp ground cumin 12 small lamb cutlets 2 limes, quartered

Method

  • 01
  • Toast the chillies in a heavy-based frying pan over medium-low heat, turning and pressing them down frequently, until fragrant and blistered. Place chillies in a bowl, cover with cold water and soak until softened (about 30 minutes), then drain.
  • 02
  • Place all the ingredients except the cutlets and limes in a blender with ½ cup of fresh water and ½ tsp sea salt, and process until smooth, adding a little more water if necessary to form a smooth purée.
  • 03
  • In a bowl, coat the cutlets with the marinade and stand for 1 hour. Grill over charcoal or in a hot heavy-based pan until browned and cooked to your liking (about 2 minutes each side for medium rare), rest for 5 minutes, then pile on a platter and serve seasoned with a squeeze of lime juice.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Listen
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

Featured in

Nov 2016

You might also like...

Rib recipes

recipes

Lamb cutlets with white beans, capsicum and oregano

Lamb recipes for Christmas

recipes

Shawarma-spiced roast lamb leg with beetroot sauce

Roast lamb neck with kale, feta and dill

recipes

Roast rolled lamb loin with anchovies and rosemary

Sticky lamb ribs with chilli-vinegar

recipes

Twelve-hour Indian-spiced lamb shoulder with saffron pilaf

Sumac lamb with broccoli tabbouleh

recipes

conversion tool