Recipe: Scotch Lamb and Tzatsiki pitta

Scotch lamb and tzatsiki pitta

Quick meal – Scotch lamb and tzatsiki pitta

Think of summer holidays and better weather with this quick meal using Scotch Lamb from Scotch Kitchen.

Scotch lamb and tzatsiki pitta

Serves 4


600g Scotch Lamb PGI leg steaks
Juice of 1 medium orange
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lemon
30ml soy sauce
½ tsp chilli flakes
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 x little gem lettuce, shredded
1 x red onion, thinly sliced
4 x pitta breads
120g reduced fat Greek yoghurt
1/3rd cucumber
1 tsp dried mint
4 x kebab skewers


Chop the lamb steaks into chunks and put into a bowl

Squeeze the juice from the orange and the lime and pour over the lamb along with the soy sauce

Sprinkle over the chilli, cumin, garlic and ginger and mix well

Allow to marinate for 10 mins or longer if you have time

Remove the lamb from the marinade and divide between the skewers

Grill or BBQ for 15mins – turning as you cook

Meanwhile make the tzatziki – peel the cucumber – cut in half and with a teaspoon scoop out the seeds

Mix the dried mint, cucumber and yoghurt together in a bowl and mix well

Grill the pittas – split in half, divide the lettuce and red onion between the pittas

Top with the lamb, squeeze over the lemon juice and serve alongside the tzatziki

Prep time – 10 mins

Cook time – 15 mins

Looking for more inspiration? Try this – Scotch lamb chops topped with feta

Scotch lamb chops with feta



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