Monday, December 20, 2010

Recipe: Cider Glazed Lamb Chops

This recipe should really be called Natasha's Lamb Chops for the boys, because Natasha gave me this recipe!  She has made it a number of times, but most recently for her "boys" - the tennis pros.  This recipe is delicious.

We love lamb.  But, I have to admit, we have been spoiled because my father prepares the best lamb dishes.  He turns any lamb - chops, ribs, roast into a super delicious entree -- even casseroles!  Because of this, we are hard to impress when it comes to a good lamb recipe.  But, this recipe is a keeper.  It uses garlic, ginger and apple cider.  Oh- delicious.

The recipe originally comes from Epicurious.  It is a nice glaze that does not overpower the flavor of the lamb, but just offers an interesting seasoning.  I really enjoyed it.  I substituted balsamic vinegar for the rice vinegar called for in the original recipe.  I think any vinegar can be used -- it will just alter the flavor slightly.

Cider Glazed Lamb Chops

1 cup apple cider
2 T minced garlic
2 T minced garlic
3 T soy sauce
3 T balsamic vinegar
1 T honey

8 lamb chops or ribs - 3/4" thick
1 sliced green onion

Boil cider, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, vinegar and honey.  Reduce to between 1/3 and 1/4 cup - about 10 minutes.  Cool.
Preheat broiler.  Pat chops and sprinkle with pepper.
Spoon glace on each chop. Broil chops for 3-4 minutes.
Turn chop over and add more glaze.  Broil for an additional 3-4  minutes. (This makes for medium rare.)
Transfer chops to a plate and drizzle with additional glaze.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Sprinkle with green onions.

1 comment:

SOFIA said...

Ha, sounds fantastic! Wish I had this recipe about 1 month ago....