Lamb Cutlets with Fresh Fig Sauce!
Looking for something to warm your belly this weekend? Why not try a Manchego recipe from the province of Castile-La Mancha! You may recognise Castile-La Mancha as it was the setting for the classic tale of Don Quixote by the world famous author Miguel de Cervantes where the hero mistook the sheep for advancing armies and the many windmills for giants.
The recipe is lamb cutlets cooked in a fresh fig sauce! The fig is as much of a part of the Spanish landscape as the vine or the olive and provides a beautifully rich and sweet aroma to your dishes.
- Lamb cutlets or chops
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 8 ripe fresh figs, quartered
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of sherry vinegar
- 3 tablespoons of sherry
- Salt and black pepper
Grill the chops, and while they are cooking heat the oil over medium heat in a small frying pan. Quickly sauté the figs, and add the honey. Cook for a few minutes, stirring carefully so as not to mash the fruit. Add the vinegar, cook a little longer and pour in the sherry. Season well. Let me saucy bubble away for 5 minutes until it starts to thicken. Serve hot with the cutlets!