Lamb Chops with Thyme Butter & Sweet Potato Wedges
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35-40 mins
Knights in the Middle Ages would give gifts of thyme, believing it brought about courage. Courageously, make your own thyme and garlic butter, before jousting into these chops.
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862 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • A 45g pot of butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A handful of thyme
  • 1 orange
  • A head of broccoli
  • 4 lamb loin chops
From your kitchen
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Baking tray
  • A couple of bowls
  • Griddle or frying pan
  • Foil
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice each one into eight wedges. Spread them out on a baking tray. Drizzle over 2 tsp oil. Season well. Roast for 35-40 mins till a little charred and tender.

  • 2.

    Scoop out 1 tbsp of the butter into a small bowl. Peel and crush the garlic cloves and add half to the bowl. Pick the leaves off 4 thyme sprigs and chuck in as well. Grate in the orange zest. Mash together with a fork and set aside.

  • 3.

    Put the rest of the garlic and thyme leaves in a large bowl. Add 1 tsp oil and some seasoning. Place the lamb chops in the bowl and turn them over so they’re well coated in the marinade. Set aside to marinate for 10 mins.

  • 4.

    Break the broccoli into small florets. Thinly slice the stem if you like. Set aside.

  • 5.

    Warm a griddle or frying pan. When it’s hot, fry the lamb chops for 5-6 mins on one side. Flip over and fry for another 4-5 mins. Transfer to a board or plate. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 mins.

  • 6.

    Heat the frying pan you cooked the lamb in. Add the broccoli. Stir fry for 5-8 mins till it’s just tender. Add a squeeze of orange juice and season well.

  • 7.

    Top the lamb chops with the thyme and garlic butter and serve with the sweet potato wedges and broccoli on the side.

  • Tip

    Butter me up
    You can add a spoonful of your leftover butter to the stir fried broccoli once it’s cooked and off the heat. Toss well to coat the greens in the melting butter.