Monday 24 September 2012

Mutton Chops

Whats with barbecuing and men,there is something which draws them towards a grill pit,whether its the meat or the fire i`m not sure but I`m most certainly not complaining...I love to grill and barbecue,though the marination is done by me,the grilling is often times done by the male members of my family its the simplest of recipes and is always tantalisingly delicious....Visiting relatives necessitated the firing of the grill,marination is simple and with as few ingredients as possible....A good mutton chops requires the least number of ingredients possible...i can`t stress it more here...please do not flood a barbecue recipe with too many spices or sauces..keep it simple,allowing for the taste of the meat to come through....

This is a picture of both a chicken and a mutton chops barbecue...more on the chicken in a later post...As far as possible get the best chunk of meat as possible.if you live in India ask your butcher to give you a rack of lamb chops,uncut,this way you have a control of the pieces you want to have...I cut them into big chunks of 3,that way they singe less and you have more meat in each piece.....

1 kg of mutton chops cut into pieces of 3 each,on an average you will get 8-9 pieces
2 tbs ginger and garlic paste
8 tsp of lime juice
2 tsp of papaya paste,i have a dear friend an neighbour who gives me the raw papaya from her garden,I peel,dice and puree it,keep 1/2 in the freezer and the other half in the fridge for use
2 tbs chillie powder or as per your spice quotient 
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbs chillie flakes,put a couple of red dried chillies in a mixie and pulse for a while
salt to taste.....

Apply the papaya paste,lime juice and salt to the chops and marinate for 1/2 an hour....
Follow by adding all the spices and mix well by hand...marinate for not more than 6 hours in the fridge,turning occasionally...
Grill on a barbecue grill......
Some notes on a grill...get the fire started and heat the coals well,keep stoking them as you grill,do not turn the meat more than once,if you have to, then twice only otherwise you will be left with a rubbery kind of a texture in the meat....Leave a bucket of water beside the grill in case of accidents,and keep an eye on children...Hope you like this recipe....avoid too many spices in a barbecue as the high heat tends to burn most of it...just keep it simple....Please share,and serve with love and kindness...

1 comment:

  1. Yummmmmmy :) someday when I start trying to cook seriosly, am going to cherish all these awesome recipes!