Minty Roasted Lamb Chops

The classic spring combo of lamb, mint, and peas is mimicked here in this easy dinner. After a flavor-packed rub of garlic, lemon and mint, the chops are simply roasted in the oven.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Roast:
17 mins 450°F
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Minty Roasted Lamb Chops

Ingredients
1/2
cup snipped fresh mint leaves
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8
lamb rib or loin chops, cut 1 inch thick
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
10 ounce frozen peas
1/4
cup milk, half-and-half, or light cream
1/4
teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
2
tablespoons coarsely snipped fresh tarragon
 
Melted butter (optional)
 
Fresh herb sprigs (optional)
4
slices hearty bread, toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In bowl combine mint, lemon peel, garlic, the 1teaspoon salt, and pepper. Place chops on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush both sides of chops with olive oil. Press mint mixture on both sides of chops. Roast, uncovered, 17 to 20 minutes (145 degrees F for medium-rare, 160 degrees F for medium).
  2. Meanwhile, cook peas according to package directions. Drain. Place in food processor or blender. Add milk and 1/4teaspoon salt. Cover and process until nearly smooth. Transfer to bowl; stir in tarragon. Drizzle peas with melted butter; top with fresh herb sprigs. Place chops on bread slices alongside peas. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Minty Roasted Lamb Chops)
    Per serving:
  • 377 kcal cal.,
  • 17 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 9 g monounsatured fat),
  • 122 mg chol.,
  • 811 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 43 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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