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Lamb chops and....

Bigley9 Apr 9, 2009 09:07 PM

I am particularly lucky this weekend. I don't have to go anywhere. Just me and chowspouse for Easter dinner. So, baby lamb chops....what else? Last time just did chops with S&P and mustard greens, don't recall the starch, might have been fingerlings...
What would you do?

  1. todao Apr 9, 2009 09:46 PM

    Here's a start from our own Chowhound recipe file:
    Asparagus or artichokes along side with wheat berries prepared in a buttery chicken stock?

    1. cayjohan Apr 9, 2009 10:10 PM

      We're also doing lamb chops - with a little vinegary mint sauce, sided by a whole heap of Brussels sprouts braised in garlic and orange juice, and a loaf of superior boule to mop up all the juices.

      Simple and yummy.


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      1. re: cayjohan
        cayjohan Apr 12, 2009 07:48 PM

        Instead of my standard mint sauce, I grabbed the jar of garlic and hot pepper jelly from the fridge, melted it, added a bunch of chopped mint and a bit of white balsamic. It was heavenly! Cay

      2. m
        melly Apr 9, 2009 10:11 PM

        sliced roasted red potatoes with rosemary

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        1. re: melly
          hotoynoodle Apr 10, 2009 06:05 AM

          i like roasted potatoes with lamb chops too. orzo makes a nice accompaniment -- orzo salad with black olives, scallions, feta and mint. sauteed garlicky spinach. if you feel motivated, garlic custards are awesome too.

          roasted fennel also delish with lamb.

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          maggiej Apr 10, 2009 07:23 AM

          Since brussels sprouts are just starting to appear in the farmer's market...What about lamb chops with roast brussels sprouts tossed in mint/cilantro? I bet it would be a good combination. David Chang's recipe is a little wild but fun. I really liked it: http://www.pithyandcleaver.com/?p=73

          Or roast asparagus?

          I like to put a tiny bit of curry powder on lamb chops before cooking.

          1. kchurchill5 Apr 12, 2009 08:01 PM

            I love a potato and gruyere soufle (not difficult). Also for the chops I love a light white wine and dried fruit chutney with some spice), for a veggie, I love roasted grape tomatoes with garlic oil and herbs, and a chilled asparagus salad with a light dill cream sauce. No bread needed.

            Roasted fennel cut thin over fresh arugula or spinach with a simple balsamic honey vinaigrette with orange zest is great served with lamb. I love crusting lamb glazed with orange marmalade and honey and fresh mint which is a simple glaze and makes for a great easy topping. Served with the fennel and salad and then some grilled baguettes with a wild mushroom ragu and goat cheese.

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              Bigley9 Apr 13, 2009 06:22 PM

              We marinaded the chops with garlic and rosemary, Pan roasted Ciopolinni onions, took them out, seared chops in the pan, took them out to rest, tossed in dandelion greens and morel mushrooms and the onions to warm through. Served with Orzo with parsley and lemon zest. Amazing meal

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              1. re: Bigley9
                kchurchill5 Apr 13, 2009 06:37 PM

                Very nice combo!

                1. re: Bigley9
                  ChefJune Apr 14, 2009 12:00 PM

                  YES! ;)

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                  Diane in Bexley Apr 14, 2009 10:14 AM

                  Planning lamb roast for this weekend paired with spinach, red onion & strawberry salad with grilled asparagus. Starch will be couscous with roasted vegetables (onions, assorted colored peppers, eggplant, zuchini & mushrooms) dressed with EVOO vinaigrette made with preserved lemons and fresh rosemary.

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