Welsh Lamb Chops with Leeks and Honey
2 Tbspolive oil, divided
1 Tbsplemon juice
·salt and pepper
2 Tbspfresh mint leaves, chopped (divided)
4lamb loin chops
2 cthinly sliced leeks (white and some green parts)
1 clovegarlic, minced
3 Tbspheavy cream
How to Make Welsh Lamb Chops with Leeks and Honey
- In a shallow non-metallic baking dish, mix 1tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper (to taste) and 1 tablespoon of the mint. Add the lamb and turn until well coated with the mint mixture. Cover and let stand 30 minutes (or if longer, refrigerate).
- Heat a frying pan and add remaining oil and the lamb. Cook over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes each side. Remove to platter and keep warm.
- Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from pan. Add the leeks and garlic. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until leeks are soft.
- Stir in remaining mint with cream and honey and heat gently until bubbling. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve sauce with chops.