To Serve: Steamed new potatoes with melted butter flavoured with lemon juice
Wedges of chargrilled lemon
When the weather is right, these will cook beautifully on the barbeque but alternatively, they work just as well on the pan. When new season lamb is available, gigot chops will suit this dish also.
Combine thyme or oregano, garlic, sumac, paprika, water and oil in a large dish. Add the lamb and gently toss until well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for as long as you can. Even 15 minutes will make a difference to the final flavour.
To make the salad: Place the cucumber, tomatoes, olives, red onion, herbs, cheese and lettuce in a large bowl. Mix the sumac, lemon juice, oil and seasoning in a screw top jar and shake well. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well to combine.
Grill the lamb chops on the preheated BBQ or griddle pan for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked to your liking.
Serve with new potatoes and salad.