Lemon and Pesto Lamb Cutlets

Made with Perfect Italiano™ Traditional Hard Cheese



Preparation Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

15 minutes


  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Perfect Italiano Traditional Hard Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 60g Anchor Butter, melted
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • Olive oil spray
  • 8 trim lamb cutlets


  1. Combine basil, Perfect Italiano Traditional Hard Cheese, lemon rind and juice, garlic and butter in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper then mix in breadcrumbs and almonds until well combined, refrigerate until required.
  2. Spray lamb cutlets with olive oil and quickly brown in a hot frypan for 1 minute on each side. Arrange cutlets on a baking paper lined tray. Spoon a pile of pesto crumbs onto each lamb cutlet.
  3. Bake lamb cutlets at 220°C for 7-10 minutes until crumbs are golden and bubbling. Serve with a fresh salad or greens tossed in a little butter.