Sometimes you need to step out of the box and shake things up.
For me, broiling lamb instead of pork is stepping out of the box. Kind of pathetic, isn’t it? That’s my excitement for the week. I broiled lamb, instead of pork.
Better yet, I made my own balsamic sauce to go with it, and even topped it with lovely chopped mint!
I have to say I was proud of myself. The lamb was a nice change from the usual pork and chicken, and the sauce made for a pretty presentation.
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Grilled Lamb Chops and Asparagus with Balsamic Berry Sauce
12 ounces lamb chops
2 cups frozen mixed berries, no strawberries
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup water
½ cup mint, chopped
1 pound asparagus, thin stalks, trimmed
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- In a saucepan add berries, vinegar and water. Simmer over medium low heat for 30 – 40 minutes to reduce. Mash berries into the sauce.
- Place asparagus on a baking sheet lined with foil that is sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. Spray asparagus with cooking spray and lightly sprinkle with salt. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Asparagus should be crisp-tender.
- Remove asparagus and turn the oven to broil.
- Place lamb chops on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 4 – 5 minutes per side depending on how well done you like your lamb. According to ehow.com a meat thermometer will
register rare at 135 degrees, while well done is anything over 165 degrees. Do not overcook or lamb will be tough and dry. Read more: How to Tell When Lamb Is Cooked | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2271826_tell-lamb-cooked.html#ixzz0znFg4eJk
- Serve lamb with sauce and asparagus.
What’s good for me in this dish?
The best lamb to purchase is milk fed lamb. This is lamb that is less than 6 months old. They are free of hormones and antibiotics. However, this is very expensive lamb, so the next best alternative is grass-fed. They will be free of hormones and antibiotics as well.
Lab is a good source of vitamin B6, as well as phosphorus and manganese. It’s an excellent source of protien. Lamb is high in cholesterol, so if you are watching your cholesterol levels, you’ll want to make this a treat, as opposed to a weekly event.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 16.94g
Total Carbs: 19.26g
Dietary Fiber: 4.47g
Weight Watchers Points 7
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