lamb chops or chicken with a spicy rub

A wonderfully easy dish to prepare.

  • 1 t finely grated fresh ginger (but 1/2 t ground ginger powder will work)
  • 1 t finely grated garlic (also can smash it)
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t cayenne (optional – add it and it tastes better, but the frying will make the air unbreathable)
  • 1/2 t cumin seeds, finely ground
  • 1/2 t coriander seeds, finely ground
  • 1/4 t ground turmeric
  • 1 pound, 4 oz lamb chops (8) or de-boned chicken pieces (skin helps with flavor, though)
  • 3 T canola oil
  1. mix ginger, garlic, salt, caynne, cumin, coriander and turmeric, then coat meat in it.
  2. Marinate 2 hour or up to 8 hours in the refridgerator
  3. Heat large cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium high heat and add oil, or make a high heat BBQ.
  4. Sear the meat until done. 4-10 min
  5. Let rest for a bit before serving
Adapted from 5 spices, 50 dishes, page 54

Cook lamb to 145 F.

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