Juicy, succulent chops smothered in a simple marinade and cooked on a smoking' hot tawa pan!
Hungry Husband Today talking about all things meat. As much as I love fusion food, I personally think Turkish food and it’s flavours should be cooked the Turkish way without any Indian flavours. However I do make mine on an Asian tawa.
After work (or any time of day really) I love enjoying my meat. I’m a real big meat lover! And when craving strikes ‘’meat o clock” for me it just has to be lamb ribs and lamb chops. I really enjoy the ones I buy too. I buy my fresh lamb chops and lamb ribs from Arab delis. They don’t order much as their customer base is quite small so the amount the amount they purchase usually is exceptionally fresh. And because Turkish spices are marinated in very little spice and not overpowered with curry spices, they just have to be fresh. Not even frozen meat will cut it for me.
Iv been to many Turkish restaurants and I admit they are all pretty good. Iv seen them cooking chops and ribs many times too and Sumac or artificial msg seems to be a popular choice.
My recipe below is really enjoyable. I added some stronger spices and mixes but not anything over powering except for addition. But how could I skip garlic out? Garlic and meat are exceptionally great together. The sizzle of the tawa also gives this a charcoal affect which is fantastic for the winter period when pulling out the bbq is simply a no no.
I make a lot of recipes in my tawa. One includes crepes. It gives it a really lovely crisp texture. Get yourself a tawa it’s fantastic and so versatile; beyond chapattis. Off course you have to ensure you have cleaned it well. We wouldn’t want chop flavoured pancakes now would we ..?!
Here are my tawa chops n ribs. Absolutely pukker on these very ice cold evenings ✌🏼I hope you enjoy them and if you give these a go, please leave a message on the comments section below.
Hungry Husband Cooks
1 kgBaby Lamb Chops with Ribs
1 tspHimalayan Pink Salt
1 tspWhite Pepper
5 Garlic Cloves Grated
2 tbspOlive Oil
1 1/2 tbspDried Thyme
1 tspChilli Flakes
1Make a paste/ rub out of salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, thyme and chilli flakes.
2Coat each chop and rib piece with the marinade, ensuring each piece has been thoroughly marinated.
3Heat up a tawa until its very hot.
4Cook off chops and ribs in small batches for 2 minutes each side.
5Serve with a delicious Turkish salad or Turkish rice, enjoy 🙂