Sweet Cicely and Moroccan Lamb

Sweet Cicely & Moroccan Lamb Recipe

Will make 6 well stuffed pittas to serve 6 people or 4 really hungry people

Ingredients For the Marinade:

  • 400g lamb chops
  • 50g salted butter – melted
  • 2 tsp ground cumin, coriander and paprika
  • 12 wild garlic stalks – finely chopped (or 3 garlic cloves)
  • 1 tbsp Mugwort leaves – finely chopped (or thyme)


  • Melt the butter and mix all the ingredients marinade the lamb in this for at least 1hr – overnight would be best


  • Marinated lamb
  • 20g fresh sweet cicely seeds (or fennel seeds)
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 small red onion – chopped roughly
  • Dandelion leaves – 3 per pitta (or gem lettuce leaf)
  • 6 pittas
  • Top leaves of 3 water mint plants (or any other mint)
  • Mayonnaise 200g


  • BBQ or grill the marinated lamb for 7 minutes on each side
  • Whilst this is cooking make your coleslaw; mix your carrot, onion, sweet cicely seeds and one table spoon of mayonnaise together in a bowl
  • For you mint mayo; Finely chop the water mint and add it to the remaining mayonnaise
  • When your lamb is cooked remove it from the heat and chop in to small cubes (about 2cm squared) cover with tin foil and leave to rest whilst you prepare your pittas
  • Whilst the lamb is resting quickly toast the pittas for 30 seconds on each side, cut them open and stick in your lamb, coleslaw and dandelion leaves
  • Finish off with a couple of good dollops of your mint mayonnaise and enjoy

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