Wednesday, August 19, 2009


One great thing I plan on doing is going through my fav recipes and organizing them within my blog - I think that will be great!

So be on the look out for some updates - really soon!

1 comment:

  1. And I can't wait to give you a few. Here's a taste. This is the one I was telling you about at work. I actually had it saved in my recipes folder on my hard drive so I'm not sure if it came from the Food Network or not. I credit them a lot cause I watch them so much.

    Lamb Chops with Cracked Pepper and Rosemary

    2 to 3 tablespoons coarsely crushed black pepper
    8 small loin lamb chops
    1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup beef broth
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary leaves

    Place pepper on plate and press each chop firmly into pepper and press in with your hands.

    In a heavy frying pan (I use my cast-iron frying pan) over medium-high heat, add olive oil and heat. Add peppered lamb chops and sear on both sides. Sprinkle lamb chops with salt. Reduce heat to medium (do not degrease the pan). Add beef stock and lemon juice; continue to cook until the chops reach the desired doneness, approximately 2 to 3 minutes for medium rare and an internal thermometer registers 125°F. (use a meat thermometer to test for doneness).

    Remove lamb chops to an oven-safe platter, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and keep warm in a 200°F oven until ready to serve (needs to let rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving). NOTE: During this time the meat continues to cook (meat temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees after it is removed from the heat source) and the juices redistribute.

    Continue to cook the sauce, scraping any pieces of meat off the bottom of the pan and stirring them into the sauce. Let the liquid boil until liquid is reduced to a shiny glaze. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter and fresh rosemary.

    Remove lamb chops from the oven. Add any lamb juices to the sauce. Spoon sauce over chops and serve.

    Makes 4 servings.