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April 13, 2022

American Lamb Chops with Minty Pea Puree

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Recipe Provided By
"The Daley Plate" 
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

30 min

Total Time

40 min

Servings

2

American Lamb Chops with Pea Puree

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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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