Cider Glazed Lamb Chops

February 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

These lamb chops are quick and to prepare, absolutely delicious, and don’t require too many ingredients.

I made this for my wonderful friend Heather for Valentine’s Day- she’s a fabulous cook but mentioned she had never cooked lamb! It’s just like steak. But much easier. Honestly. Try it! Right now! OK, you’re at work right now, but for dinner? I PROMISE you won’t regret it.

What you’ll need

1 cup apple cider
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced ginger*
3 tablespoons soya sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar (I didn’t have any this time around – I used red wine vinegar, still delish)
1 rack of lamb chops (about 3 pieces per person)
1 green onion

I like the garlic and ginger better when it's roughly chopped

Put the cider, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, and honey in a pot and lightly boil until reduced to about 1/4 cup, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove about 2 tablespoons for glazing. While it’s cooling, prep the lamb.

Preheat the broiler, setting up a rack so the pan will sit about 3-4 inches from the heat. Take your rack of lamb chops, and slice them til they are 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch (just between each bone). Pat them dry, sprinkle with a bit of salt, and arrange them on a broiler rack. brush one side with the glaze. Broil for 3 minutes, take out, turn, brush the other side, and broil for another 3-4 minutes. Voila.

Transfer to a plate, cover with remaining glaze, and keep tented under foil until everything’s ready to be served. Serve with chopped green onion on top.

Eat, enjoy, and wish you made more (I know I did).

peeling ginger with a teaspoon!

*did you know ginger is easiest (for me, at least) to peel with a teaspoon?

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