Sesame Sumac Lamb Chops

Place the lamb chops in a dish suitable for marinating. Stir together the olive oil, lemon juice, sumac, sesame seeds, garlic powder, herbs, salt and pepper. Pour over the lamb and marinate for10 minutes covered in the refrigerator. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the lamb chops and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Flip onto the fat cap and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the fat is golden brown and crisp. Add the lemon slices and cook for a minute per side. Turn the lamb chops back onto their sides then drizzle over the honey and allow to caramelize for a minute or two.

Place the feta in the bowl of a food processor and pour in the cream. Blend until smooth. Spoon the whipped feta onto a serving platter and smear across the plate with the back of the spoon. Top with the lamb chops then add the lemon slices and scatter over the cilantro. Serve with flatbread.


Yield: 4 servings