Italian Lamb Cutlets Recipe (Agnello Alle Olive)


Italian Lamb Cutlets Recipe (Agnello Alle Olive)

I adore these stunning, flavoursome lamb cutlets marinated in olive oil and fresh lemon with a hint of chilli and I know you will too!


6 Servings

2 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh or dried rosemary leaves
Pinch of dried chilli flakes
Pinch of sea salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 lamb chops, thick 3/4 inch


In a pestle and mortar (or food processor with blade) add the garlic, rosemary, chilli flakes, salt and lemon juice. Beat or pulse until mixed. Pour in the olive oil and mix to create a thicker consistency.

Brush the marinade on both sides of the lamb chops and let them rest in it for an hour minimum in the fridge (you can also leave overnight if you wish).

Once out of the fridge, allow to come up to room temperature then heat a griddle pan (if you, unlike Giorgio’s don’t have a chargrill going)-ideal for the BBQ also, and grill on a high heat for 3 minutes.

Turn chops over and cook for another 3 minutes for medium-rare and 3 1/2 minutes for medium. 4-4 1/2 well done.

Drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with a little more rosemary and sea salt and serve with a green salad and chips if you wish!


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52 Responses

    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Sophie, they are truly lovely people too, come visit us sometime, I want to shout you lunch x

    • honestmum

      Thanks Super Busy Mum, you must try it! I always love ordering this at my brother’s restaurant, so succulent and tasty x

  1. Mari

    Vicki, I’m having trouble with my images (see latest post where BiBs badge comes up HUGE) once sorted I’ll come back and add your badge xx

  2. Mel

    I am not a fan of lamb, but hubby and the kids would love it! (must cook it more often for them!). Really nice to find out a bit more about your parents. x Mel

  3. becky

    looks lovely! though we arent fans of lamb here, makes me want to give it another try though! x

  4. Notmyyearoff

    They look so appetising. Ilkley huh? That can’t be too far away for us. I think I’m going to add it to my list of culinary visits 🙂

  5. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    This is the first time that I am joining this linky! I am having a weitd time editing my journal at the moment so I hope you dont mind that I dont have a badge in my entry. I promise to add once the problem is settled. I am so happy to share some dish that I learned from home, fr my mother.

  6. Jenny

    WOW you have one successful amazing family owning all those restaurants. I would be in heaven eating at them all. I love a good restaurant. What a great recipe to share too. Thank you. We have some friends coming round I just might test this out on them!!! lol It’s so hard to make good eating decisions in restaurants. Thanks for hosting my lovely.

    • honestmum

      @Jenny thanks so much, you must make them. Their restaurants have so many healthy dishes so not too hard for us but all the carbs at Giorgio’s are tempting! Thanks for linking up x

  7. Elizabeth

    My, what different lives we’ve led! 🙂 You must have grown up with some fantastically good eats! I love lamb chops, especially Shetland lamb… the best in the UK! 😉

  8. Steph @MisplacedBrit

    I love that we get to share your family’s trade secrets 🙂 Mr M LOVES a juicy piece of lamn & birthday dinner is fast approaching – thank you!


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