Saturday, March 21, 2009

Honey Balsamic Lamb Chops

Last night, I tried a new Giada DeLaurentiis recipes for honey balsamic lamb chops. Very simple, very tasty! I used some of the hormone-free lamb I bought a few months back - they are rib chops, I just forgot to ask the processor to french them. These were very good! Definitely a recipe I'll make again. Even Kevin didn't mind the honey balsamic sauce - and he doesn't generally like balsamic-based things. I just grilled these on my grill pan on the stove top, but soon enough, we'll be grilling outside - can't wait! We had these with some roasted asparagus. It was a great spring-time meal!

Honey Balsamic Lamb Chops

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 small lamb chops
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the balsamic vinegar, garlic, and honey. Pulse until blended. With the machine running, slowly pour in the vegetable oil until the mixture is smooth and forms a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary. Grill the lamb chops for 2 to 3 minutes each side until medium-rare.

Arrange the lamb chops on a platter. Spoon the sauce over the top or serve the sauce on the side.

1 comment:

Allie said...

I love balsamic, but haven't thought about pairing it with honey. Sounds like a yummy dinner!