Date Night Herb Crusted Lamb Chops
- 2 lbs lamb rib chops
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley minced
- 1 tsp course sea salt
- 1 tbsp thyme
- 1 tsp onion powder
- salt/pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp reduced fat margarine
In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, parsley, sea salt, thyme, and onion powder. Mix well and rub evenly over each lamb chop. Place lamb chops in a medium baking dish, cover, and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Heat a large skillet to medium heat and add 1 tbsp reduced fat margarine. Add lamb chops to the pan and sear on each side for about 3-4 minutes, depending on thickness and desired doneness. Remember that the temperature will continue to rise as meat rests. Season with salt/pepper to taste.
When done, pair with your favorite side item and enjoy!
*Note, the USDA recommends a safe cooking temperature of 145 degrees for lamb.
© Recipe courtesy of Beautiful Eats & Things.
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Heredad de Peñalosa
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
BOLD WINE STYLE
This oaked (4 months in oak) young red wine is clean, bright ruby red in color. On the nose, there are fruity aromas and well-balanced new noble wood complexities, and ripe red fruits – like cherries and mulberries. Hints of toast and tobacco make the aroma a round harmony. There are few mature tannins on the palate that guess great potential. It has a good ample and pleasant attack that leaves a smooth and fleshy aftertaste with a lingering finish.
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Denominación de Origen (DO): Ribera Del Duero, Spain
Serving Recommendation: The ideal serving temperature is from 62.6ºF-68ºF
ABOUT THE WINERY:
The Pascual family’s philosophy and work with wines began in the 14th century in their historic winery situated in the Burgos town of Fuentelcésped. Over the years, the family’s ancestors dedicated their artisan talents and wisdom towards extracting the juice from their vineyards, turning it into what they called, “the drink of the gods”. Bodegas Pascual was officially founded in 1986, in Fuentelcésped – the province belonging to the DO Ribera del Duero. “Heredad de Peñalosa” became their first commercial brand – that paved the way for their other wine brands to later be produced. Learn more about the winery and its vineyards here.
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