2 Jan 2010

Roasted Lamb Chops / Côtes d'agneau rôtis

My family loves lamb and I have often prepared it this way, especially in Winter. Every few weeks we have them as the meat in our Sunday lunch. They're so easy to cook, and delicious. This recipe is sweet-salty and spicy, all in one. The combination of such flavour and spices is very popular in Morocco. Amazing flavour!

But in Summer, I usually marinate them (overnight in refrigerator) in a bit of olive oil, fresh coriander, thyme, a lot of garlic, lemon juice, and some fresh chillies, then grill them over hot coals to pink perfection! I serve them with tomato and onion salad.

Ingredients :

- 5 lamb chops / 5 côtes d'agneau

-Some fresh coriander and parsley leaves chopped / Quelques feuilles de coriandre et persil fraîches

-2 carrots / 2 carottes

-2 courgettes / 2 courgettes

-2 potatoes / 2 patates

-2 onions / 2 oignons

-2 tablespoons argan oil (you might use olive oil) / 2 c à soupe d'huile d'argane (vous pouvez utiliser l'huile d'olive)

-Some salt / Un peu de sel

-Some freshly milled black pepper / Un peu de poivre noir fraichement moulu

-2 tablespoon honey / 2 c à soupe du miel

- Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon / le jus d'1/2 citron frais

Method / Préparation:

1-Preheat the oven to 200°C / Préchauffer le four à 200°C.

2-Prepare the vegetables / Préparer les légumes:

-Peel and slice the carrots - Cut potatoes into quarters (you might leave the skins on if you wish) - Cut the onions into eighths - Cut courgettes into sticks / Epulcher les carottes et couper les papates en quarters (garder la peau si vous désirez), couper les oignons en quarters - couper les courgettes en batonnets.

3-Place lamb chops in a roasting tray, season them with salt, pepper, then add lemon juice, half of coriander/parsley  and oil. / Mettre les côtes d'agneau dans une rôtissoire, assaisoner avec du sel et poivre, ajouter le jus de citron, la moitié de la coriandre/persil et l'huile.

4-Pop them into the oven for about 5 minutes. / Cuire au four pendant environ 5 minutes.

5-Season the vegetables with salt and black pepper, add some oil and coriander/parsley and toss them well round to get them coated. / Assaisoner les légumes avec du sel, poivre, ajouter de l'huile et coriandre/persil et bien mélanger.

6-Arrange the vegetables all around the meat./ Placer les légumes autour des côtes d'agneau.

7-Drizzle honey over the meat and vegetables. / Verser le miel sur la viande et les légumes.

8-Return the baking tray to the oven for a further 20 or 30 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are tender./ Laisser cuire pour 20 à 30 minutes jusqu'à que la viande soit tendre ainsi que les légumes.

9-Serve warm with rice or couscous salad ./ Servir chaud avec du riz ou salade couscous.

10-Enjoy / Bssa7a w ra7a


Sarah said...

These look delicious. I love lamb. And the simpler the better. I have never heard of argan oil. I'll have to research it.

ann low said...

Happy New Year!
How wish I can join you for this delicious meal.

nia said...

Love your blog! TbarkAllah elik
Thank you for sharing your recipes with us!!

Sana Saida!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, that looks so scrumptious!

Best wishes for 2010!



fimere said...

une très jolie assiette qui me donne envie de passer tout de suite à table
à bientôt

Katy ~ said...

This sounds so good. I have not seen lamb in our markets for a very long time, I think it is not popular in my little city. If I see it, I think I'm going to purchase it. You have inspired me!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

I love lamb too as muc as the cute recipe so sweet written in both the languauges...
Lovely blog with very fantastic recipes...

Nadji said...

Un plat comme je les aime.
A bientôt.

Barbara Bakes said...

Your lamb chops look perfectly cook - crispy and delicious!

Lena Jayadev said...

wowwwwww...awesome click..so temptingdear...im drooling here...
i loved that color.. :)
wish you a very happy and prosperous new year.. :)

s said...

we love lamb though i have never cooked it at home..this looks perfect!

Alessandra said...

Que recette fantastique pour commencere l'année nouvelle!
Joieu 2010.
Baci Alessandra

QIS said...

these look delicious!! love your blog,as I've seen so many lovely and interesting recipes. :)

Oumsara Ilham said...

tbarkellah 3lik,ton plat jak chahwa minou,maachallah 3lik alala lhadga,bssahtik o rahtik

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