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Lamb Chops with Red Peppers and Herbs

Lamb Chops with Red Peppers and HerbsRecipe courtesy of the Meat and Livestock Australia.

Recipe Ingredients:

Seasoning Blend:
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried savory
1 teaspoon dried basil

Lamb Chops:
8 lamb chops, 1 1/2-inch thick (2 per person)
2 tablespoons olive oil

Pan Sauce:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
8 cloves garlic, whole
1 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon summer savory or sweet basil, chopped
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Seasoning Blend: Combine the seasoning blend in a small bowl.
  2. For Lamb Chops: Coat the meat with the seasoning mix. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown chops on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes total. Remove chops and pour off fat.
  3. For Pan Sauce: Add olive oil, red peppers and garlic to skillet. Sauté vegetables, stirring frequently for 6 minutes or until peppers are soft.
  4. Add wine and fresh herbs and return chops to pan. Cook for 10 minutes uncovered or until sauce is reduced by half. Turn chops
  5. over once or twice. Salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Meat and Livestock Australia.