Siba’s Pesto Stuffed Lamb Chops recipe

The pesto stuffing gives this recipe a fresh twist

General info

Serves: 4-6
Preparation Time: 8 mins
Cooking Time: 8 mins


  • 12 lamb rib chops, fat removed and frenched – (can be bought from a butcher ready prepared as a short cut)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 teaspoons pesto
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil for frying

For the stuffing

  • 4 Tablespoons basil pesto
  • 50 g pine nuts, toasted and very roughly chopped
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Make a slit on the side prepared chops using a sharp carving or pairing knife.
  2. Mix the garlic, pesto, salt and pepper together, and rub each chop on both sides.
  3. Using a teaspoon mix the stuffing ingredients together and stuff a teaspoonful in each chop. The roughly chopped pine nuts will give a surprise crunch
  4. Heat a large non-stick pan and add the oil until sizzling hot. Place the chops and cook for 3 minutes on each side or a medium or less if you like it more rare.
  5. Cover with foil and set aside to rest until serving time.

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