Pan-Roasted Lamb Chops with Couscous and Fresh Apple-Mint Salsa

The Recipe:

Ingredients

8 rib or loin lamb chops, each
1 to 1-1/2 inches thick
1 garlic clove, peeled and cut in half
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Hot cooked couscous
Fresh Apple-Mint Salsa
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Instructions

Rub lamb chops with garlic and brush with 1-½ teaspoons oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat remaining oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Place in the oven and cook 5 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of chops registers 145 degrees. Serve on a bed of couscous, topped with Fresh Apple-Mint Salsa and garnished with a sprig of fresh mint.

Note: To grill lamb chops, cook, covered with grill lid, over high heat (400 degrees to 500 degrees), 4 minutes on each side, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of chops registers 145 degrees.

Fresh Apple-Mint Salsa

Yield: 

4 servings

Category

Course

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