A real feast

We haven’t met anyone who hasn’t raved about Tashas mouthwatering food. So we requested Natasha, who was also our Emirates Woman Award 2019 nominee, to share one of her precious recipes, so you could try at home. It is also published in her Tashas Café Classic Cookbook, so try it and let us know.

“There isn’t a taverna in Greece that doesn’t serve lamb chops. One of my favourites uses brown paper ‘tablecloths’ and tips the grilled chops directly onto them. You tuck into them just as you were meant to, with your hands. It’s genius – no laundry, no washing up. No-fuss, no mess. Use good quality lamb and ask your butcher to French-trim it. The meat is best cooked on an open fire but you can do it in a griddle pan,” says Natasha Sideris.



2 large salad tomatoes, sliced

20 baby heirloom tomatoes, sliced

half a red onion, sliced

200 g feta crumbled


80ml olive oil

15ml red wine vinegar

salt and pepper, to taste

a pinch of dried oregano

4 lemons, ends cut off

4 medium potatoes, 5mm slices

20 calamata olives, pitted and sliced across the width

Prepare the tomato salad by mixing all the salad ingredients together in a bowl. Whisk the vinaigrette ingredients and drizzle over the salad.

lamb chop recipe tashas dubai


16 lamb cutlets about 100g each

240ml olive oil

120ml lemon juice

2 sprigs rosemary, stalks removed

salt and pepper, to taste

a pinch of dried oregano

Combine the basting ingredients. Season the lamb chops and set aside for at least an hour.

2 medium sized potatoes. sliced

one lemon cut into halves


Grill the lamb cutlets on an open flame, basting them with the sauce as they cook. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side. Place the lemons on the grill flat-side down until they are just brown.

While the cutlets are on the grill, deep-fry the potato slices until golden brown. Dip the lamb chops in the basting sauce once more before serving.

Serve on individual plates or on large serving platters in the centre of the table so people can help themselves.

Serve with the tomato salad and small bowls of olives on the side.

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