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Jersey Royals and pea medley with lamb chops

13 April 2012

This dish makes the best of seasonal food – Jersey Royals, new season lamb and summer beans and peas

Jersey Royals with pea medley and lamb chops
Jersey Royals and pea medley with lamb chops

Preparation time

15 minutes

Cooking time

30 minutes




  • 4 lamb chops
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper
  • 450g Jersey Royal new potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g fresh peas, pods removed
  • 100g broad beans, pods removed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice only


Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C, Gas 4

Season the lamb chops. Heat the olive oil in a small ovenproof frying pan and fry the lamb for 2-3 minutes on both sides, or until golden-brown, then transfer to the oven. Cook for 6-8 minutes (for medium), or until cooked to your liking. Transfer onto a warm plate to rest.

For the potato, pea and broad bean salad, cook the potatoes in boiling water for 12 - 14 minutes or until just tender. Drain well, and then stir in the butter and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

In another pan, cook the peas and beans in boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until just tender. Drain well, and refresh in a bowl of iced water.  Remove the second skin from the broad beans and set aside. Add the peas and podded broad beans to the seasoned potatoes and toss gently.

Place the mint, parsley and 3 tbsp olive oil in a mini processor and blend.  Add the lemon juice and remaining olive oil and whiz to a dressing.  Add to the potato mix and toss until covered. Serve the potato mix alongside the lamb.

Tip: this potato mix could also be served with pork chops or a fresh roasted chicken


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