Lamb Chop Recipe with Rustic Puttanesca Sauce

by katerina on April 9, 2010

Pasta Puttanesca is a favorite comfort food in our house, so when I saw a recipe in Ad Hoc at Home I was inspired to try the same flavours with lamb chops for an easy Easter dinner.

Lamb Chops Recipe

As far as lamb chop recipes go, I have only ever made lamb chops once before but they are so easy to cook and make a great quick dinner. The artichokes, tomatoes and olives stand up beautifully to the richness of the lamb and using the same pan allows the lamb juices to flavour the sauce. I didn’t follow the original recipe at all, so don’t expect Kellar’s attention to detail or perfect technique.

Lamb Chops Recipe

[print_this]Lamb Chop Recipe with Rustic Puttanesca Sauce
(serves 2-4)

Inspired by Ad Hoc at Home

1 tablespoon canola oil
4 lamb chops
salt and pepper
1 can of artichokes, drained
1/4 cup kalamata olives
2 tablespoons capers
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon oregano leaves
salt and pepper

Remove lamb from refrigerator half an hour before cooking and preheat oven to 375F. Heat an oven-proof skillet to medium and add canola oil. Season lamb on both sides with salt and pepper. Add lamb and brown on both sides. About 3 minutes a side.  Transfer the pan to the oven and cook until medium rare. Remove lamb to a plate and gently tent with foil allow to rest 10 minutes.

Pour off excess oil to leave no more than a teaspoon, return to medium heat. Chop artichokes in quarters and add to hot pan. Pit olives and add as well as capers, tomatoes and oregano. Cook for 3-5 minutes tossing every minute.

Once lamb has rested, pour any extra juices into veggies and serve alongside the lamb.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kalynskitchen April 9, 2010 at 8:32 am

Yummy! I don’t cook it often, but I’m a huge fan of lamb.


Angela Mears April 9, 2010 at 9:02 am

This looks gorgeous. Puttanesca is one of my all-time favorite sauces. Never tried it with lamb, though. Will have to!


katerina April 9, 2010 at 9:27 am

Kalyn – me neither but I love the gamey flavour of it!

Angela – This was a first for me too, I also loved the artichokes with the puttanesca.


Joanne April 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

Lamb is definitely one of my favorite meats and it must have been so delicious with the fresh flavors of this puttanesca!


Kathy April 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Since you use lamb meat, I suppose that this are the young lambs with tender meats. Yes, they are perfect for the authentic flavors of the ingredients. Perfect for a puttanesca!


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