Rosemary Mint Lamb Chop Recipeby Piper Troxler
This is one of my favorite recipes when I'm having company or when I just want an elegant meal. It looks beautiful when it's done and the flavor is amazing.
It's like having a restaurant meal at home...AND it's healthy and low in calories! :)
Note: While you can make this with leg of lamb, but I prefer the lamb chops or a rack of lamb because it's more appealing to the eye.
Rosemary Mint Lamb Chop Recipe
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 large garlic cloves (crushed)
- 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
- 2 tbsp slightly bruised fresh rosemary
- 1 tbsp coarsely ground pepper
- 12 lamb chops or 4-5 lbs lamb (leg of lamb, rack of lamb, etc...)
Marinate the lamb in a covered bowl in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
For lamb chops, broil on high for approximately 7 minutes per side until lamb reaches 135 degrees for rare; 160 medium; 165 well done. If you use leg of lamb or rack of lamb, bake at 400 degrees for 25-35 minutes until desired doneness is reached.
I like to have my lamb with a side of quinoa and use the marinade sauce at the bottom of the pan to baste over the lamb and quinoa on the plate, and garnish chops with a mint leaf or two. My other favorite side with lamb is grilled zucchini and/or yellow squash.
Cut the zucchini and/or squash in half and then slice it long ways, leaving the "skin" on. Season it with a little salt and pepper and throw it on the grill for about 3-4 minutes per side. YUMMY!!! :)
Total calories for 4 oz lamb (or 2 lamb chops), 1/2 cup prepared quinoa, and 1 cup grilled zucchini/ squash is 430 calories... Yes that is for the WHOLE MEAL! And honestly...I almost can't eat it all. Healthy can taste AMAZING! :)