Portuguese Lamb Cutlets for One

By April 22, 2022Lamb, Mains
3 lamb cutlets marinating in a combination of fresh oregano, and thyme mixed with smoked paprika, chilli, garlic and brown sugar. Then cooked on a hot grill and served with broccolini and jacket potatoes topped with sour cream and chopped chives

The herbs and spices in this marinade give the cutlets so much flavour, the taste just lingers on. ENJOY!



Prep time

6 Minutes +

Marinating: 1 Hour

Cooking time

5-8 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon finely sliced red chilli
  • 3 lamb cutlets


  • Mix in a bowl, the vinegar, oil, paprika, sugar, oregano, thyme, garlic, and chilli until sugar is dissolved
  • Coat the lamb cutlets in the mixture and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  • Heat a grill pan or BBQ, and add drained cutlets (reserve the liquid). Cook the cutlets on each side while turning every 2 minutes, and brushing with the reserved marinade as you turn until cooked to your liking, Rest for 3-5 minutes

  Serve with vegetables or salad. Enjoy!

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