Lamb Chops for Dinner: Delicious, Elegant (and Surprisingly Easy)
Lamb chops for dinner tonight? Ohhh…what’s the occasion? You may think of lamb chops as a strictly five-star affair, most at home on the menu of Chez Fancy (restaurants with white linen on the table, you know) and in the company of other high-priced fare.
But the truth is, it doesn’t take years of culinary school to master cooking these savory chops. Not only are lamb chops surprisingly versatile, they’re surprisingly easy to prepare, too. They’re a tasty alternative when you’re looking for a break from beef, pork or chicken.
Because lamb chops are eaten worldwide, there are any number of diverse, exciting and delicious ways to fix them. You can go for the traditional lamb chops with mint sauce, or opt for tandoori-style lamb chops with an Indian-spiced flair. Another exotic fave? These Tunisian Spiced Lamb Chops with Chard. We even have a recipe that fuses traditional British lamb chops with chimichurri—yum!
The best part is that whichever recipe you’re in the mood for, it’s nearly fool-proof, thanks to just how easy lamb chops are to prepare. So go ahead, try them all. You’ll be able to wow your family with your culinary skill, and next time you go to a fancy restaurant, you’ll know just why lamb chops are one of the chef’s signature specialties.
This South American–inspired dish features a complex and spicy chimichurri full of fresh herbs and jalapenos. The beautiful medium-rare chops and the bright green chimichurri also create a striking presentation.
Mint jelly gets an upgrade in this elegant recipe. Cooking the chops and the sauce in the same pan gives the sauce a great depth of savory flavor — and also makes sure those delicious juices don’t go to waste.
As beautiful as it is healthy, grilled lamb chops and fruit chutney is a wonderfully elegant low-calorie meal. We love the warm flavors of the allspice, cloves and pears, which are delicious compliments to the grilled meat.
Traditional Middle-Eastern spices make a delicious dry rub for the lamb chops in this dish. Healthy chard and pine nuts perfectly compliment the meat, and dates add a dash of sweetness.
An apricot-based glaze brings out the wonderful earthy flavor of the lamb in this deceptively easy recipe. If you don’t have fresh rosemary on hand, don’t worry—dried tastes just as good. Serve with a side of roasted potatoes for an easy, elegant dinner party.
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