At Apodaca’s Appetite, we are always looking for unique recipes that use fun, savory and “finger lickin’” good ingredients! Check out this recipe from American Lamb that uses all of the above.
Finger Lickin’ Lamb Loin Chops with Romesco Sauce and Grilled Scallions
Recipe provided by | Andrea Slonecker
8 American lamb loin chops, each about 1-inch thick
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 bunches green onions
1 dried ancho chile (sometimes labeled pasilla)
1 large ripe tomato, diced, or 1/3 cup canned diced tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/4 cup roasted slivered almonds
2 garlic cloves
1 roasted red bell pepper, stemmed and seeded
2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Check out the original recipe to make the romesco sauce.
Season the chops generously on all sides with salt and pepper and rub with olive oil. Toss the onions with enough oil to lightly coat and sprinkle them with a pinch of salt.
Preheat a gas grill to high heat and place the lamb chops on the hottest parts of the grill and cook, turning once, until nicely charred on both sides.
130 to 135˚F = medium-rare, about 5 minutes per side.
Remove and cover loosely with foil to rest while you grill the onions.
Grill the onions until softened and lightly charred, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes.
Spread the romesco sauce on a large serving platter and arrange the lamb chops over the sauce, covered with grilled onions over the top.
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Check out the original recipe: Finger Lickin’ Lamb Loin Chops with Romesco Sauce and Grilled Scallions
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