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April 13, 2022

American Lamb Chops with Minty Pea Puree


Recipe Provided By
"The Daley Plate" 
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

30 min

Total Time

40 min



American Lamb Chops with Pea Puree


  • 1 to 4 American lamb loin chops
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, (minced)
  • 1 large garlic clove, (minced)
  • 4 cups frozen peas
  • 6 mint leaves, (plus more for serving)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or chive blossoms


Season the lamb with the salt and pepper, and let sit, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the peas. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil a small pot over medium heat.  Add the shallot and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the garlic is fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peas and 1/4 cup of water and cook, covered, until the peas are bright green, about 5 minutes. Remove 1/4 cup of the peas and reserve it to garnish the puree.  Transfer the remaining pea mixture to a food processor with the mint leaves, lemon juice, and sour cream and season with salt and pepper. Pulse until your desired consistency.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the lamb chops and cook until golden brown on both sides, 5 minutes per side*. Using tongs, flip thicker chops onto their side where the fat cap is, and cook until crisp, about 2 minutes. Remove from the skillet and let rest.

*Note: USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145F with a 3-minute rest.

Transfer the pea puree to a serving bowl, or spread it on a platter. Top with the lamb chops, fresh mint, reserved peas, and chives.

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