Recipe by Dr. Jenny
DH and I made this lamb chop recipe last night and thought it could not be quicker and easier. It was also really tasty. We thought it would be really good for a weeknight meal since the prep is so minimal. The recipe is from my Williams-Sonoma "Savoring Spain and Portugal" cookbook. We easily halved the recipe to suit 6 lamb chops. The cookbook states to serve the lamb chops with fried potatoes and sauteed carrots with mint. We served with steamed broccoli.
- 12 lamb loin chops, each about 1 1/2 inches thick (4 cm)
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or unsalted butter)
- 1 cup dry port wine
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 cup heavy cream
Directions See How It's Made
- Sprinkle the lamb chops with salt and pepper.
- In a large, heavy frying pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil or melt the butter.
- Add the chops and cook, turning once, until well seared and cooked to desired doneness, about 10 minutes for rare and 14 minutes for medium-rare.
- Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
- Remove the pan from the heat, add the port, and deglaze the pan, stirring to dislodge any browned bits from the pan bottom.
- Return the pan to medium heat and simmer the port for a minute or so to burn off the alcohol.
- Whisk in the mustard and cream and continue to simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Return the chops to the pan and swirl them in the sauce. Transfer to warmed individual plates, spooning the sauce over the top, and serve at once.