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Dec 10, 2012 06:10 AM

Best Recipe for Braised Lamb Shoulder Blade Chops?

Hello! I have some lovely lamb chops that I would like to braise for supper, without the use of marinades or grills. I've looked up a few recipes, but I'm not certain how much I trust them, and I would prefer to avoid any fruit other than citrus if at all possible.

Any suggestions you have for me will be very much appreciated! Thank you. :)

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  1. A more traditional braise using rosemary, pearl onions, celery, carrot, mushrooms, white wine, water up about half way and a spoon of tomato paste. Cook at 300 till tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

    1. I love the shoulder cuts for lamb. They have so much flavor. Are they still on the bone?

      Things I do with shoulder chops:
      French daube
      Lamb Stew [particularly like Master, volume 1, cassoulet lamb stew component]
      Rosh Jogen or any Indian braise

      Finding a recipe is as simple as searching for lamb shank braise. They would all work equally well for the shoulder chops. Then you can pick the flavor profile that you like and simply use a different cut.

      1. Who cooks lamb chops with fruit? Espeicially citrus. Do you have a rack or just chops?

        5 Replies
        1. re: FrankJBN

          Only if you consider tomato, peppers, squash or eggplant a fruit. Can't picture using citrus though.

          1. re: FrankJBN

            Just chops. There are a few recipes I've encountered that suggest a bit of lemon in the dish, which is as "fruity" as I'm willing to go, but I've seen a lot of recipes that are like hey! Get some apricots and this and that and I'm thinking to myself, yuck! Who eats that? But I know everyone has different tastes.

            1. re: Lyricals

              I like meat and fruit and have used raisins and dried fruit and a few other things. Usually citrus is is juice or zest and whole with fowl.

            2. re: FrankJBN

              Rack of shoulder blade? Am I missing out on a new cut here?

              1. re: FrankJBN

                Dates and curry are yummy with lamb

              2. For braising chops, I'd always look to my traditional regional dish -


                1. Lyricais, what did you end up doing with your lamb shoulders blade chops?