Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lamb chops

I love grilled lamb chops! LOVE!

I finally picked up the free-range lamb chops I had ordered from a vendor at the farmer's market. The first time they accidentally handed me chicken gizzards instead of lamb chops. I was quite sad when I got home and opened the package, believe me. Then each week when I returned to trade for my lamb chops they had run out. So I was very happy to finally get them in my hands!

I marinated the chops in oregano, thyme, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and red pepper all day while at work. When I got home I heated up the grill pan and liberally salted the chops. I grilled them while in another pan I sauteed zucchini and red peppers in the left over marinade. YUM! I served this with some greens, a few pomegranate seeds and a glass of spanish red wine.

These were the best lamb chops I have ever made. Perfectly salty, perfectly cooked. A little fatty but tender and delicious. Tasty treat!!!

I saved the bones for stock. Do you think I could combine them with chicken bones or should I wait until I have enough beef and lamb bones to make "ungulate" stock? :)

I hope you are all having a terrific week! My job has been sucking lately...sucking the life out of me! haha! Is it crazy that cooking is such a good outlet for me to escape the stresses of work? I am going on vacation next week though, can't wait!!! YAY!

It's almost Friday!!! Any exciting plans for the weekend?


  1. Ha ha, what did you do with the chicken gizzards? No big plans for the weekend except going home on Saturday. You?

  2. Hi Mark- isn't lamb delicious? I'm so happy to have a local free-range source. I was getting sick of buying it from whole foods/new zealand).

    Miss Carrie- I was going to give the gizzards to my pets but the vendor said to freeze them and return them the next week. I am hanging with the pets this weekend - so excited!!!!!!! :)