Rack of Lamb - Lamb Chops

Growing up in an Italian family we loved Lamb.  Although our Sunday's always included a pot of meatballs my Nana would love to surprise us with Lamb. Sometimes we would make a rack of lamb or lamb chops for Friday night dinner then we would sit around a play cards.  My husband and I love lamb but when we have guests over we ask them if they like lamb.  Some say Yes, Some say No and others say "Not Sure"  We normally decide to make lamb chops as an appetizer and when they are wrapped proscuitto.  Lamb provides such a beautiful presentation that your guests will feel excited to enjoy some with you!

To me!  Lamb is the perfect meat for entertaining.

 Here is the recipe for my Lamb Pops Wrapped withProsciutto - Click here if you want the printable version.

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 Lamb chops
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons or more of olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 rosemary sprigs, removed from stem and chopped
  • 12 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 150° F. Place a baking sheet in the oven. 

  2. Take the lamb chops and spread out on a clean work surface and season both sides with salt and pepper. 

  3. Take the minced garlic and place on a work board along with the rosemary. Combine them together.

  4. Using your hands rub the garlic and rosemary mixture on both sides of the lamb chops. Next wrap each lamb chop with a piece of prosciutto. 

  5. Let rest while you heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. 

  6. In batches add the lamb chops in the pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes per side or until the prosciutto is browned. Place lamb chops in the oven to finish cooking and to keep warm before serving. 

     

Here are more of our favorite Lamb recipes for you to enjoy!

Lamb Chops and Artichokes

Lamb Chops and Artichokes

Herb Rack of Lamb

Roasted Lamb with Lentils and Sweet Potatoes

Osso Bucco

Leg of Lamb in the Slow Cooker

Rack of Lamb Marsala - From my cookbook Paleo Italian Cooking

We hope you enjoy these recipes as well as the others on my blog!  We love cooking for you at Cindy's Table.. xo