About a week ago, I managed to pick up a copy of Jamie Oliver's - Jamie's Dinners. I have flicked through it and it looks great. Loads of yummy recipes. There is one really great section entitled "5 minute wonders" where Jamie outlines a bunch of recipes that he creates in...wait for it.....under 5 minutes :) This is great for nights like tonight when I have 2 classes at the gym and don't have loads of time to make a really involved dinner.
On the weekend I snagged some lamb cutlets at the grocery store and decided to try Jamie's recipe for lamb cutlets. he says that he can make this recipe in 4 minutes and 31 seconds, but it took me a little longer. However, it was still only about 10 minutes. He also says that the recipe is enough for one, but the couscous was definitely enough 2. This was a healthy, tasty and very fast meal....great for a Monday night!
3/4 cup of couscous
4 lamb chops, french trimmed
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
sprig of fresh thyme, finely chopped
1/4 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
1 handful of flat leaf parsley chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1 small tub of hummus
1. Heat frying pan over high heat. Place couscous in a bowl and just cover with boiling water. Dust chops on both sides with salt, pepper and cumin, then add to the pan with a little olive oil.
2. When cutlets have browned on one side, turn them over, then add onion, thyme and chilli, moving ingredients around the pan to cook evenly for a couple of minutes.
3. Finely chop tomatoes and parsley and mix into couscous with a good lug of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Season to taste, then serve couscous with lamb and onion on top, followed by a big spoonful of hummus.