Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

Russ Myers


Lamb is enjoyed around the world for its delicate grassy flavor, it's soft texture, and its ability to transform regular meals into extraordinary.

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30 Min


30 Min


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lamb chops (3/4 inch thick)
1 Tbsp
3/4 tsp
dried rosemary
1/4 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1/4 c
minced shallots
1/3 c
aged balsamic vinegar
3/4 c
chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

In a small bowl or cup, mix together the rosemary, basil, thyme, salt and pepper. Rub this mixture onto the lamb chops on both sides. Place them on a plate, cover and set aside for 15 minutes to absorb the flavors.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place lamb chops in the skillet, and cook for about 3 1/2 minutes per side for medium rare, or continue to cook to your desired doneness. Remove from the skillet, and keep warm on a serving platter.
Add shallots to the skillet, and cook for a few minutes, just until browned. Stir in vinegar, scraping any bits of lamb from the bottom of the skillet, then stir in the chicken broth.
Continue to cook and stir over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by half. Unless you do so, the sauce will be runny and not good.
Remove from heat, and stir in the butter.
Pour over the lamb chops, and serve with steamed asparagus.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Steaks and Chops
Main Ingredient: Lamb
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom