Sumac & Lemon Lamb Cutlets

Sumac & Lemon lamb cutlets

Are you fan of the lamb cutlet?  I absolutely craved them when I was pregnant with my fussy one, she loves “meat on a stick” now, a guaranteed thing she isn’t fussy about thankfully, true story. While “meat on a stick” doesn’t sound particularly appetising, even though we love it, “Sumac & Lemon Lamb Cutlets” sound quite sophisticated don’t they? What’s more they taste delicious.

Sumac & Lemon Lamb Cutlets

These cutlets are so simple to make yet the addition of sumac and lemon really ups the flavour taking an every day meal to the next level.

I saw the recipe originally in an old Gourmet Traveller magazine and adapted it to my basic cooking capabilities. I also attempted a sort of tempura cauliflower, broccoli and sage side to go with it that was, shall we say, an epic fail, which is why I’ve cropped most of it out of the photo below and you won’t be seeing that recipe appearing on the blog any time soon that’s for sure!

sumac lamb dinner

A simple green salad & mash would go perfectly unlike my disaster above!

Sumac & Lemon Lamb Cutlets


  • 8 lamb cutlets
  • 2 tsp sumac
  • Finely grated rind of a whole lemon and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Olive oil


  1. These can be BBQed or grilled whatever you choose, if using the oven line a baking tray with baking paper and heat the grill to medium high, if bbqing heat the grill.
  2. Line up the lamb cutlets and drizzle with the sumac, lemon rind and a bit of olive oil
  3. Grill, turning once and cooked to you liking (about 4 - 5 minutes)
  4. Remove from the grill and drizzle with the lemon juice and then let rest for at least 5 minutes
  5. Serve up and enjoy!

Did you have any food cravings during pregnancy that your child now loves?  Are you a “meat on a stick” fan too? How good is sumac? 


4 comments on “Sumac & Lemon Lamb Cutlets

  1. Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    July 29, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Sumac is one of my favourite spices to use in the kitchen – such a simple but delicious recipe. I’m afraid I had an epic fail yesterday too with a cake that didn’t rise and was about as heavy as a lead balloon!

    • Vicki
      July 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Oh dear, that happens to me, a lot!

  2. jayne
    July 31, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I absolutely love sumac with lamb! these cutlets looks sensational Vicki

    • Vicki
      July 31, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      I’ve been doing lots of recipe testing with sumac this week – so yummy!

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