Appetizer | December 28, 2020

Lamb Chop Recipe

The ultimate party food for any occasion, especially during these winter holidays. Buttery baguette, creamy hummus, savory tender lamb, with a sweet orange cranberry sauce and balsamic glaze. The combo of this lamb chop recipe is a flavor bomb in your mouth .

This post is sponsored by the American Lamb Board

WHY CHOOSE LAMB?

Besides that it brings an air of  sophistication to any gathering , lamb is delicious, tender flavorful. It’s a wonderful alternative to others meats. American Lamb is raised by over 80,000 farmer and rancher families with a connection to caring for to the land, the animals, and the local communities they serve across America. When you choose American Lamb, you support the nation’s shepherds and their families and help to sustain working farmland and farm communities.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED FOR THIS LAMB CHOP RECIPE

  • baguette
  • hummus
  • lamb
  • homemade orange cranberry sauce (recipe below)
  • fresh parsley
  • balsamic glaze
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • lemon

WHAT KIND OF LAMB DO I BUY

Pick up at your local grocery store a nice boneless sirloin lamb chop. I had about a pound and it really far for these lamp appetizers.

LAMB CHOP MARINADE

Step one is to marinate your lamb. This will help keep the juices in the lamb and well as give a nice delicious savory flavor. Coat the lamb in fresh garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh parsley and some sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Place it in an air tight container and let marinate over night. Remove from fridge about 30-60 minutes before getting ready to cook so the meat can come to room temp.

If you are in a rush, allow at least 30 minutes at room temp.

MAKE YOUR HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE

While your lamb in marinating make your cranberry sauce and set aside to cool.

In a pan combine all your ingredients

  • orange juice
  • sugar
  • cinnamon stick
  • cranberries

bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove from heat.

THE BREAD!!

Now it’s almost time to assemble but you need to toast your baguette. You can use french bread, or even small pieces of pita bread. But I like the sturdiness and small bite size of the baguette.

Drizzle with olive oil and broil for a few minutes. Just until they are toasted.

HOW TO COOK THIS LAMB CHOP RECIPE

For these sirloin lamb chops were going to sear them on on the stove top. You can choose to grill them if you live in a climate where you can grill.

To cook these lamb chops

  1. heat up olive oil in a pan on medium heat. You want the oil to be hot.
  2. Remove your lamb from the marinade and place on the hot skillet.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes on each side.

Check the temp of the lamb at the point.  My lamb was smaller and thin, it was cooked. But if you have larger chops or thicker chops you may need to cook them longer. Turn the temp down and cover with a lid. Cook for about 5 more minutes on each side.

WHAT TEMPERATURE DO I COOK LAMB CHOPS TO?

A good internal temp for lamb chops is 145 degrees. This will be put the chops at med-rare. You can pull them off the heat a couple of degrees before that and then let the lamb rest. ALWAYS let the lamb rest.

If you are ever unsure about cooking times with lamb here is a great resource. 

HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR LAMB CHOP APPETIZER

  1. Place your bread on a tray, spread hummus.
  2. add sliced lamb
  3. top with cranberry sauce
  4. drizzle with balsamic glaze
  5. garnish with chopped parsley

SERVE IMMEDIATELY

These lamb chop appetizers are best if served immediately.

HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVERS?

If you have leftover assembled lamb appetizers you can place them in an air tight container for a day or two.

If you have leftover lamb, that has not been assembled- keep them separate. Store the ingredients separate and in air tight containers in the fridge and they will last a lot longer. Cooked meat will last up to 5 days if refrigerated.

WHERE CAN I BUY LAMB?

There are a couple of ways to find out where to buy lamb

  1. ask your local butcher. If they don’t have one they can tell you where to get it or when they will have it in stock.
  2. fill out this where to buy form and they will send a complete list of grocers and butchers in your area.

My lamb is simple truth which is a brand carried in Kroger stores. If you live by a Kroger check or ask their grocers/ butchers.

LOOKING FOR OTHER LAMB RECIPES? TRY THESE!

  1. Smoked lamb 
  2. Lamb Kabobs
  3. Lamb Chops in a feta cream sauce

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Lamb Chop Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Delicious, flavorful Lamb Chop recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 43 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
Lamb Chop Marinade
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbs parsley chopped
  • 1 lb american sirlon lamb chop or loin. about 3 small chops
Orange cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Other ingredients
  • hummus I use store bought
  • baguette
  • olive oil
  • balsamic glaze I use store bought
Instructions
lamb chop marinade
  1. In a bowl or a bag that seals add your ingredients and lamb. Let marinate over night or at least 30 minutes. Bring out of fridge 30 minutes before cooking to let it come to room temp. If only marinating for 30 minutes leave at room temp.

HOW TO SEAR LAMB CHOPS
  1. Heat your pan on high with olive oil when hot add lamb chops. Allow to cook for 3 minutes on each side. There should be a nice crust formed. You can use a splatter screen if needed

  2. Check the temp of the lamb chops. If they are between 140-143 remove and let rest. If the lamb chops are below 140, allow to cook for a few more minutes and remove before they get it 143. Let rest for 5-10 minutes then slice thin.

Cranberry sauce
  1. In a small saucepan bring all ingredients to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes Remove from heat. The sauce will thicken as it sits and cools.

Baguette
  1. Cut thin slices, crosswise. Drizzle with olive oil and broil for a minute or two, until they are golden brown.

Assemble Lamb Appetizer
  1. Assemble by adding your baguette, hummus, 1-2 slices of lamb, cranberry sauce, balsamic galze and topping them all with chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

WHERE CAN I BUY LAMB? 

There are a couple of ways to find out where to buy lamb

  1. ask your local butcher. If they don't have one they can tell you where to get it or when they will have it in stock. 
  2. fill out this where to buy form and they will send a complete list of grocers and butchers in your area. 

My lamb is simple truth which is a brand carried in Kroger stores. If you live by a Kroger check or ask their grocers/ butchers.

 

Nutrition Facts
Lamb Chop Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 43 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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