Lamb Cutlets with Mint Peas

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In this classically British recipe, deliciously succulent lamb cutlets are given extra flavour with a streaky bacon wrap and simple frozen peas are transformed into a gourmet side with the help of a little fresh mint. The best part? It takes just 30 minutes, making it an easy midweek meal.


  • 8 lamb cutlets
  • 2tsp English mustard
  • 8 thin rashers streaky bacon
  • Vegetable oil
  • 300g (10oz)  frozen peas
  • Knob of butter
  • 2tsp chopped fresh mint leaves, to serve


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Heat the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6). Spread a little mustard on the cutlets, then wrap each one in a rasher of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. When it’s hot, sear the cutlets for about 1 minute each side, or until coloured. You may need to do this in batches. Transfer then to a roasting tin, and roast in the oven for 7-10 minutes.
  3. While the cutlets are cooking, add the peas to the boiling water and cook for about 4 minutes. Drain well, return them to the saucepan and add a knob of butter. Lightly mash the peas with a potato masher, or whizz them quickly in a food processor. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and sprinkle over the mint. Keep warm over a low heat until ready to serve with the lamb.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by josh12rox on Mar 18, 2013

    Im off out on sat night for a meal and this is what’s on offer!
    just curious as to what you would choose??

    Steak and Ale Pie £7.95
    Tender pieces of beef cooked in West Country ale, topped with puff pastry, served with chips, peas and salad

    Lamb Shank in a Mint Gravy £10.95
    Gently braised in a mint gravy, served with roast potatoes and vegetables

    Beef Curry £8.25
    Served with wild rice, salad and poppadum

    Traditional Ham and Eggs £6.95
    Everybody’s favourite served with chips, peas and salad

    Home-made Lasagne £7.95
    Traditional lasagne served with garlic bread and salad

    Sausages of the Day £7.95
    Served with bubble and squeak and fried egg

    Chicken, Ham and Leek Crumble £8.25
    Served with new potatoes and vegetables

    Chicken Fillet £9.45
    Stuffed with broccoli, wrappedin bacon and topped with a stilton sauce, served with chips, peas and salad
    8 oz Rump Steak £9.50
    A prime steak cooked to your liking and served with mushrooms, onion rings and grilled tomato

    10 oz Sirloin Steak £12.95
    A succulent quality steak cooked to your liking and served with mushrooms onion rings and grilled tomato

    10 oz Rib Eye Steak £12.95
    A succulent quality steak cooked to your liking and served with mushrooms, onion rings and grilled tomato

    The Half Moon Mixed Grill £11.95
    The house favourite includes steak, gammon, lamb cutlet, sausage, egg, onion rings, mushrooms, grilled tomato and optional liver and kidney

    10 oz Gammon Steak £8.95
    A large juicy gammon steak served with a choice of egg or pineapple and grilled tomato

    8 oz Rump Steak with Breaded Scampi £12.45
    A prime steak cooked to your liking with a generous portion of breaded scampi

    A Trio of Lamb Cutlets £9.75
    Seasoned with Rosemary

    Duck Breast £9.95
    With fruit coulis

    All served with chips, peas and salad
    Roasted Vegetable and Wensleydale Bake £7.95

    Stilton, Peppered Mushroom and Onion Pudding £8.25

    Brie, Potato, Courgette and Almond Crumble £7.95

    Mediterranean Vegetable and Cheese Wellington £7.75

    Roasted Vegetable Lasagne £7.95
    Served with garlic bread and salad
    Large Battered Cod £7.95
    A large fillet of cod deep fried in crisp batter and served with chips, peas and salad

    Breaded Scampi £7.95
    A generous portion of wholetail scampi served with chips, peas and salad

    Salmon Fillet £9.45
    Served plain and simple or with a prawn and mushroom sauce with new potatoes, peas and salad

    Tuna Steak £8.95
    A tuna steak served on a bed of oriental noodles with salad

    Stuffed Fillet of Sole £9.75
    Fillet of sole filled with smoked haddock, spinach and a cheese sauce, served with new potatoes and vegetables

    Two Thai Cod and Prawn Fishcakes £8.25
    Served with chips, peas and salad

  2. posted by skychi99 on Mar 22, 2013

    i am making a big birthday meal for my sister and my mother who’s birthdays are one day before the other. my sister will be turning 18 and my mother 50. i want to make them something extravigant!!!! any suggestions????

  3. posted by Brian on Mar 26, 2013

    I’m having a dinner party soon for approximately 15 people,
    I’m serving:
    Garlic fried prawns with a hoi-sin sauce,
    Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary & garlic, Roast Potatoes, Honey glazed carrots, Parmesan parsnips, Minted peas, Mint Sauce & gravey,
    & I have no idea how to finish it off.

    Just to complicate matters I have a vegan friend coming who’s having home-made tomato soup, cutlets, boiled potatoes, steamed carrots & parsnips, minted peas & mint sauce. but I’d REALLY like it if I can come up with a vegan friendly dessert.

    Please help!!

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