Treat yourself to the irresistible taste of our spicy Moroccan cutlets, a dish that perfectly combines convenience and exquisite taste. With minimal effort, these juicy lamb chops can be grilled to perfection in just a few minutes. Be surprised when the tender and juicy consistency of the meat melts in your mouth while the strong Moroccan spices pamper your taste buds. This quick and easy recipe is full of aromatic flavors and is an absolute must for any culinary enthusiast. Get ready to elevate your grilling experience with these heavenly bites!
- 4 lamb chops
- 4 tsp harissa paste
- a handful of coriander leaves, optional
- Rice or couscous to serve
- Spread the chops with harissa
- Let marinate for 15 minutes
- Heat the grill to high
- Place chops on grill pan
- Fry for 4 minutes on each side
- Let rest for 1 minute
- Serve sprinkled with chopped coriander if desired
- Serve with some rice or couscous
Equipment and tools
Below are the equipment and tools you will need to prepare spicy Moroccan cutlets:
- Grill or grill
- Tongs or spatula
- Brush or spoon for applying the harissa paste
- Knife and cutting board for coriander leaves
- Pot or pan for cooking rice or couscous
Please note the following allergen information for Spicy Moroccan Chops:
- Lamb: May contain allergens, please check individual dietary restrictions and preferences.
- Harissa Paste: May contain chili peppers or other allergens. Please check the label or prepare a homemade paste if necessary.
- Coriander leaves: May cause allergies in some people. Use these optionally and replace with alternative herbs if necessary.
- Rice or Couscous: Gluten-free options available, choose based on dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
Here’s how to store and use leftover spicy Moroccan chops:
- Allow the cooked lamb chops to cool to room temperature.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container or wrap tightly in foil.
- Place the container or wrapped cutlets in the refrigerator.
- Leftovers can usually be stored for up to 3-4 days.
- To reheat, preheat the oven to 375°F and warm the chops for about 10 minutes.
- Alternatively, heat them in a pan on the stove with a little oil or butter until heated through.
Health Benefits of Spicy Moroccan Chops
The Health Benefits of Spicy Moroccan Chops
Lamb chops with the fiery flavors of Moroccan cuisine not only delight your taste buds but also offer numerous health benefits. Spicy Moroccan cutlets are not only a delicious and exotic dish, but can also contribute to your overall well-being. Let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits associated with the ingredients used in this recipe.
Lamb meat, when consumed in moderation, can be part of a healthy diet. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, which is essential for the growth, repair and maintenance of tissues in our body. Lamb is also rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including zinc, iron, vitamin B12 and selenium. These nutrients play an important role in supporting immune function, promoting brain health, and supporting red blood cell production.
Harissa paste, a staple of Moroccan cuisine, is made from a blend of chili peppers, garlic, olive oil, and various spices. The main ingredient, chili, contains capsaicin, which is responsible for the spicy kick. Capsaicin has been found to have numerous health benefits. It can help reduce inflammation, boost metabolism, relieve pain and promote heart health. In addition, it can help with weight control by suppressing appetite and increasing satiety.
Coriander leaves, also known as coriander, add a refreshing touch to the dish. Not only do they improve taste, but they also provide several health benefits. Coriander leaves are rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. These nutrients promote digestion, support a healthy immune system, improve heart health and maintain bone health. They also have antimicrobial properties, helping to prevent foodborne illnesses.
Rice or couscous
Rice and couscous, the traditional accompaniments to spicy Moroccan chops, can provide valuable nutritional benefits. While rice is a good source of energy, fiber and essential minerals such as manganese and selenium, couscous is low in fat and rich in plant protein, B vitamins and fiber.