Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Recipe

In common with many English people, we love lamb and I thought this sounded like a delicious new recipe. I wish we had some chops in the freezer. Better visit Costco next week.

Seared Lamb with Balsamic Sauce

Get a healthy taste of the Mediterranean when you serve these hearty sweet-seared-lamb-balsamicsavory chops over rice pilaf.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chops and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 none (4-ounce) lamb loin chops, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 none garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle lamb loin chops with salt and pepper. Add lamb to pan, and cook 3 minutes or until browned. Turn lamb over, and cook 4 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove lamb from pan; keep warm. Add chopped onion and garlic to pan; cook 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add wine; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Stir in broth and balsamic vinegar; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until reduced to about 2/3 cup. Serve sauce with lamb.

Have a great weekend


  1. Oooh that sounds lovely Jo. Have a great weekend ..

  2. Hope you and Matt are both feeling a bit better!! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks JoJo, I think I am but for Matt it seems to come and go.

  3. Lamb is very big in Australia too. Enjoy your weekend Jo!

    1. Unfortunately it is not big in Canada so it is pretty expensive. You have a good weekend too Michelle.

  4. I have never had lamb. My English ancestors are probably ashamed of me!

    1. No doubt Liz. Not a meat much eaten in the States either. Don't think I had lamb once the whole time we lived in NC. As an adult I imagine it would be difficult to acquire a taste, but being brought up with it, we love it. I know a lot of Canadians who love it too, but also a number who won't go near it.