Thursday, October 04, 2012

LAMB WITH LEMONS



This is a variation on the "Finger-Burner" Lamb Chops recipe in the lovely Tuscan Sun Cookbook by Frances and Edward Mayes:

I used Frances and Edward's idea for the marinade, namely a mixture of a little olive oil, red wine, fresh thyme and seasoning, then added some dried oregano as well. I used 1 kg of chops but bear in mind that the lamb chops available down here are very small and have little meat on them.  If you can get meatier, or what I call "normal" lamb chops, you may just want to use, say, two per person.  Anyway, having left the chops in their marinade in the fridge overnight, I didn't grill or pan-roast them but put them in a foil-lined roasting dish with some slices of lemon - we are in the green lemon season here - and a few sliced vine tomatoes.  [You can seed the tomatoes if you want but I didn't.] I sprinkled just a dash more oil and coarse seasalt over the tomatoes and cooked the dish in the oven at 180 C for 50 minutes.

The result, I thought, was excellent and I'll definitely be making this again.

9 comments:

Claude said...

I don't know why I don't do lamb shops very often. This looks so deliciously tempting. Thank you for the suggestion.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I don't buy lamb chops either , love the sound of this recipe. Hope you and Simi are doing ok..love Anne x

Winchester whisperer said...

Looks fabulous

the cuby poet said...

This sounds delightful but here in the UK we have one essential ingredient missing, sunshine but I guess with the lemons the sunshine comes into the house.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

A pleasure, Claude. Thanks, Anne. We're both getting old but are OK! x
Thanks, WW. Sending you some sunshine down the line right now, Cuby.

sally in norfolk said...

I Love a nice bit of Lamb and tend to buy lamb steaks which i think would be good for this recipe ... may try it sometime :-)

Trubes said...

Mmmm, that looks delicious. We have just had a holiday on Anglesey, N. Wales and I brought home, a side of delicious Welsh Lamb, so, that is a recipe I shall try, the next time I feel creative.
Love to you and darling Simi,
Di, Chloe sends purr purrr....meow...lick lick..xx

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Sally. I think lamb steaks would be excellent. I wish I could get them here! Hi, Di. Did you see Kater and Will while you were there?! Lots of love and woofs to you and Chloe from Simi and me. xx woof!

Trubes said...

We just missed Wills and Cate by one day, they were out in the Far East on their Tour. We stayed very near to where they live and did see the RAf boys flying over the Island...quite amazing...i shall write about that shortly, Lol Di..xx

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