June 12, 2007

Lamb Chops with Balsamic Sauce

If not necessary, I would get my husband away from the kitchen as far as I can. Because it's always a torture for me to clean up after he cooks. The only exception is for his signature dishes.

One of them is making lamb chops. I found even the worst cooking dumbs are always good at cooking meat.

This recipe is one of the favorites in my house. It's easy and quick for two people (we ate 3-4 small chops each). Especially when you prefer your lamb fairly plain as it's purely about the balsamic sauce, which makes the whole dish taste and smell delicious.

(makes 8 small chops)
1 rack of lamb, about 7-8 chops, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Mix together the herbs, salt and pepper. Rub the mixture onto the lamb chops on both sides. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place lamb chops in the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side for medium rare, or continue to cook to your desired doneness. Remove from skillet and wrap in foil to keep warm.

Add shallots to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes until browned. Stir in vinegar to deglaze the bottom of the skillet, then stir in the chicken broth. Continue to cook and stir over medium-high heat for another 5 minutes, until the sauce reduced by half. Remove from heat, stir in butter. Pour over the lamb chops, and serve.


sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

That looks yummy!
Why is it my hubby can't seem to cook without dirtying every dish in the kitchen?
I guess if he cooked like this I wouldn't mind!

Patricia Scarpin said...

It looks so beautiful, Lululu!! Your husband is an excellent cook!

Anita said...

Hey, Lu, you are so lucky!! Can I borrow your husband? hahaha

Helen said...

I am sending my hubs to yours...He stays away from the kitchen as much as possible and pretneds he can't cook!
Looks awesome!

lululu said...

Hey, gals, my husband is totally flattered. Thanks!!!