Winter break is over and school is returning which means it is back to the education grind. Before my return, I wanted to use my last day of winter break to create something special for my husband that was simple but yummy. For our anniversary, Troy and I went to a local steak house where I ordered lamb chops. They were delicious! In this recipe I take simple ingredients but combine them in a way that will have your loved one thinking your spent hours cooking the night away! The brightness of the mint gremolata elevates the earthiness of the tender lamb. And it sounds more daunting than it actually is, I promise! This is one of those dishes I rate low risk, high reward!
Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata and Roasted Broccolini
1 bunch broccolini
1/2 tbs avocado oil
salt and pepper
1/2 cup parsley
1 cup mint
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 clove garlic
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 double cut lamb chops
1 tbs avocado oil
1 tbs ghee
3 cloves of garlic, smashed
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place broccolini on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and toss with 1/2 tbs avocado oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
In a food processor, place parsley, mint, and garlic and pulse until ingredients are finely chopped. Add the lemon zest and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Mix well and add salt and pepper to taste.
In a heavy bottom pan on medium heat, add avocado oil, ghee, and smashed garlic. Heat until the oil is glistening. Take out smashed garlic when starting to turn golden brown.
Pat chops dry with a paper towel and season generously with salt and pepper. Place chops in the hot pan and brown on both sides. Once browned, add to broccolini and place in the oven for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reaches 155 degrees**. Let rest for 5 minutes to redistribute juices.
Drizzle with Mint Gremolata and garnish with pomegranate seeds.
**Note: Invest in a probe digital cooking thermometer. This is a game changer when cooking meat in the oven. You can monitor your meat temperature from your counter top and take all the guesswork out of it!