One woman's foray into cooking for herself, for her family, and for her friends. It's not always picture-perfect, sometimes a little messy,
but it's always delicious. Join me in exploring new recipes, savoring the "résultats" and learning from the "erreurs".

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lamb Chops

Sometimes I just get hungry for meat and potatoes, and tonight was one of those nights. I had lamb rib chops on hand, and since those little things thaw pretty quickly, that was dinner. I made a wet rub of grated garlic, lemon zest, minced fresh rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper, and let the meat marinate in that for about an hour.

I roasted a head of garlic for the potatoes: cut the top off the head of garlic, place the garlic in a double-thick square of aluminum foil, and drizzle olive oil over the head. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and close the foil up tightly around the garlic. Throw the whole thing into the oven - 425 F. for 30 minutes, until the garlic gets soft, nutty and almost sweet. Pull it out of the oven, and open up the foil to let the garlic cool. Cook your potatoes until tender. Drain, add butter and milk, and squeeze the garlic into the potatoes and cover. This lets the butter melt a little and the milk warm up, which blends into the potatoes better.

I heated the grill pan over high heat, and placed the chops in the pan, cooking the chops just 2 -3 minutes on each side. While the meat was cooking, I mashed the potatoes. Sooo good. The meat was perfectly cooked, and the potatoes were smooth. Oh boy - sooo good!


La Table De Nana said...

What a lovely presentation Lori..Like a first class resto..I think I'll climb the steps and go right in:)

Sand Hill Art said...

I for one would gladly start a group to encourage more Americans to try lamb. It pairs so well with herbs and spices. Yours look delicious.

Linda said...

OMG...that looks amazing Lori!
Just amazing!

Joyce said...

Now I am definitely going to have a lamb chop fixation!

chow and chatter said...

I love lamb we eat it a lot in the UK, I like what you did your blog lol

Kathleen said...

That looks delicious, Lori. I hope you enjoyed it!

Tomcat in the Kitchen said...

I have been following for a while, and I love the new layout and music. Chops are beautiful.

Martha said...

That is one of our favorite meals as well.

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