Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Red Wine

Lamb Chops

4 Lamb Chops

Marinade:
1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 TBSP Coarse Ground Mustard
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1 tsp Fresh Rosemary, minced
1 TBSP Red Wine (I use Ménage à Trois a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and  Cabernet Sauvignon.  A good rule of thumb for cooking with wine use what you would enjoy drinking.)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix above together in a shallow dish, rub on all sides of chops.
Keep at room temp 30 mins to 1 hour.

Glaze:
1/2 Sweet Onion, finely chopped
1 TBSP Butter
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1 Cup Red Wine (*see above)
1 TBSP Coarse Ground Mustard
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Fresh Rosemary, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste

Saute onion in butter over medium low heat until soft and translucent. Add garlic saute for another minute.  Add Wine turn heat up to medium high. Boil until reduced by half. Add mustard, honey, rosemary, salt and pepper. Turn burner down to medium low, cook until a think jam consistency. Strain through sieve to remove solids. (Seems like a lot of work for about 2 or three tablespoons of glaze, but it is so rich and delicious you wont need much.)

Everyone has their own method to sear and roast meat. This is how I do it:

Cover shallow cast iron skillet with aluminum foil (makes clean-up easier and saves my cast iron)

Seared Chops

Place skillet in oven while pre-heating to 510 degrees. Once oven and skillet are heated, pre-heat stove eye to medium high. Place heated skillet on eye. Put a small dime sized pat of butter on top of each chop. Place chops on skillet, buttered side down. Once that side is seared, brown and crusty place another dime sized pat of butter on each chop and flip. Let that side sear. Put back in oven for a few minutes until desired done-ness. We like our red meat rare to medium rare. I won’t be able to list a time here because times will vary due to chop thickness and how much actual cooking happened while searing.

Remove to warmed platter to rest for 5-10 minutes, to allow juices to settle. Meat gets very tired while cooking. Spoon glaze over chops.

Enjoy!!!

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