This recipe is from the MasterChef Live event held in Sydney in December 2010.


  • 12 good quality lamb cutlets

  • 2 cloves garlic, shopped

  • 2 stems lemongrass, peeled , sliced into fine rounds

  • 3cm piece fresh ginger, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint

  • 60ml extra virgin olive oil,

  • plus extra

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  • 1.

    Remove the cutlets from the refrigerator 1 hour before cooking. To make the marinade, put the garlic, lemongrass, ginger and sea salt in a mortar and pound into a rough paste with the pestle. Add the herbs and pound for a further minute, then stir in the extra virgin olive oil and mix together well.

  • 2.

    Mix the cutlets with the marinade and leave for at least 1 hour to infuse. Preheat the barbecue and make sure the grill bars are clean. When hot, put the cutlets on the hottest part. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side for medium rare.

  • 3.

    Put on a plate and cover with foil. Rest in a warm place for 10 minutes. To serve, place 3 cutlets on each of four plates. Mix a little oil with the juices on the resting plate and pour over the cutlets. Give a good grind of fresh pepper, place a lemon wedge on each plate and serve immediately.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (144 servings)

  • Energy 496kj
  • Fat Total 45g
  • Saturated Fat 20g
  • Protein 19g
  • Carbohydrate 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Sodium 87mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Rebecca2526Report
The Lamb Cutlets with Lemongrass and Ginger recipe from the MasterChef Live event held in Sydney sounds very tasty with some good fresh ingredients to get those taste buds popping. I agree with the comment below that Neil Perry is a Fabulous Celebrity Chef.
As an International Food Safety Consultant it drives me insane watching celebrity Chef's break every food safety rule in the book, but Neil Perry is an exception. He is not only an incredibly good Chef, but is also very aware of the importance of managing food safety risks in his restaurants. I have read his book 'The Food I Love' and it was great to see a section devoted to food safety.
You get my vote Neil :D