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Lamb chops with green goddess pesto

Swayampurna Singh
15 minutes
Prep Time
138 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Lamb chops with green goddess pesto RECIPE

These lamb chops are cooked to perfection in a feisty green goddess pesto rub,delicately fragrant from cumin and garam masala and have a lip smacking sauce of white wine roasted garlic. Recipe idea developed from watching Masterchef australia.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Hard
  • Dinner Party
  • American
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 8 lamb chops (2-inch thick)
  2. ½ tsp salt
  3. Spice mix: 1 tsp black pepper
  4. 1 tsp garlic powder
  5. 2 tsp dried crushed mint (more for garnish)
  6. ½ tsp garam masala
  7. 1 tsp cumin powder
  8. 3 tsp paprika or red chillie flakes (adjust acc to taste)
  9. For the Green goddess pesto: 1 cup fresh mint
  10. 2 cloves of garlic
  11. 1 cup fresh cilantro with tender stems
  12. 2 springs of rosemary or 2 tsp dried rosemary
  13. ½ cup parsley
  14. 1 green chili
  15. Resh parsley for garnish
  16. 2 cups broth (your choice of beef or vegetable broth)
  17. ½ lemon, juice of
  18. 1 bay leaf
  19. 1 cup dry white wine
  20. 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  21. olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare the spice mix
  2. Spice the lamb chops on all sides generously with the spice mix.
  3. Blend all the ingredients mentioned under the green goddess pesto well . Add it to the meat and smother it completely on both sides. Sprinkle a little chili flakes on the chops.
  4. Next, in a large cast iron skillet, heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Now add lamb chops and brown on all sides over medium-high heat.
  5. Remove lambchops from the cooking skillet. In the same skillet, add sliced shallots and saute till translucent .
  6. Now add white wine and bay leaf. Bring to a high simmer and let the liquid reduce slightly (about 4 minutes). Add broth and lemon juice, and let simmer again on medium-high heat for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add lamb back to skillet and let everything cook together for 10 minutes.
  8. Next, cover skillet or dutch oven and place in a 350 F-heated oven for 2 hours to 2½ hours, or until lamb is cooked to tender. Turn lamb over half-way through cooking. Uncover and let cook another 10 minutes.
  9. Next, while lamb cooks, proceed to make the mashed potatoes and the sides.
  10. Once lamb is ready, let it rest for ten minutes before serving.
  11. Serve hot with a little garnish of crushed mint and fresh parsley leaves.,along side the creamy mashed potatoes,peas and tomatoes. Don't forget the wine sauce!!

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Bobo Sharielle
Bobo Sharielle   Apr-08-2018

Pranav Shah
Pranav Shah   Apr-03-2016

looks amazing, will try it, thanks for sharing

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