Jamie Oliver’s sticky lamb chops

Sticky lamb chops

Sticky lamb chops

Sat, Sep 2, 2017, 06:00

  • Serves: 2
  • Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Fusion


  • 6 lamb chops, French-trimmed (600g total)
  • 200g mixed-colour baby heritage carrots
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 3 oranges
  • ½ a bunch of fresh thyme (15g)


Serves two: Preparation time 15 minutes

Score the fat of the lamb chops, season them with sea salt and black pepper, then line them up, like a rack, and sit them together fat edges down in a large, shallow casserole pan on a medium-high heat. Leave for five minutes to render and crisp up. Trim and add the whole baby carrots (halving any larger ones) and the unpeeled garlic cloves alongside, turning the carrots regularly.

Gently turn the chops on to their sides, to cook for two minutes on each side, or until golden, but still pink in the middle. Meanwhile, use a speed-peeler to peel strips of zest from one orange. Sprinkle them into the pan with the thyme sprigs, and toss it all together for just 30 seconds to get the flavours going.

Remove the chops to a plate to rest, then squeeze the juice from all three oranges into the pan. Let the juice bubble and reduce until sticky. Quickly toss the lamb back in with its resting juices, then hey presto, time to dish up.

Calories 571kcal
Fat 36.2g
Sat fat 14.7g
Protein 26.5g
Carbs 36.7g
Sugar 32.1g
Salt 0.8g
Fibre 8.5g

  • Taken from 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver, published by Penguin Random House. Recipe copyright Jamie Oliver Enterprises Ltd. Photography copyright Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited, by David Loftus