Grilled Double Lamb Rib Chops with Tomato-Bread Pudding
Dress up these rib chops with a special tomato-bread pudding.
- 1 Tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tsp shallots, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 6 lamb double-cut rib chops, frenched
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Garnish, 6 Italian parsley sprigs
- Tomato-Bread Pudding (recipe follows)
- Tomato-Bread Pudding12 ripe tomatoes (about 3-1/2 pounds)
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 12 baguette slices, cut on the bias, 3/4-inch thick
- 5 Tbs finely chopped Italian parsley, divided
- 5 Tbs chopped fresh basil leaves, divided
- For marinade, combine mustard, oil, rosemary, shallots, and garlic. Rub on lamb chops, cover and let marinate 8 hours or overnight.
- Remove chops from marinade and discard marinade.
- Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper.
- Brush grill rack with olive oil. Grill lamb over coals covered with grey ash 4 to 5 inches from coals. Grill for 6 to 10 minutes per side to desired degree of doneness: 145F for medium-rare, 160F for medium or 170F for well.
- Transfer lamb chops to platter, cover and let stand 5 minutes.
- Tomato-Bread PuddingBring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Make a small x on the bottom of each tomato. Core the tomatoes and pierce with a fork. Plunge in boiling water for about 30 seconds to loosen skin. Transfer tomatoes to a strainer. When cool enough to handle, peel off skins. Cut tomatoes in half horizontally. Place the strainer over a bowl; scoop the seeds and pulp from tomatoes into strainer. Press pulp to extract as much juice as possible, set aside.
- On plate, arrange tomato halves, cut-side up. Sprinkle with garlic and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.
- Brush baguette slices with remaining oil. Grill or broil 1 to 2 minutes per side until golden-brown. Grill or broil tomatoes on cut side until lightly charred, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Lightly oil a 13- by-9-inch baking dish. Arrange half of the tomatoes in dish cut-side up, pressing them down with a spatula. Sprinkle tomatoes with 2 tablespoons each parsley and basil. Lightly season tomatoes with salt and pepper. Top the tomatoes with half of the baguette slices. Repeat process. Pour reserved tomato juice (about 1 cup) evenly over the bread pudding. Cover with foil and weigh with another pan. Bake in 350F oven for 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Remove weighted pan and foil. Increase oven temperature to 375F and bake additional 10 to 15 minutes until top of bread is lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon each of parsley and basil. Let stand for 15 minutes.
- To serve: Place lamb rack chops on each plate and garnish with parsley sprigs. Serve with a slice of tomato-bread pudding.
Calories from Fat 325 (64%)
(56%)Total Fat 36g
(62%)Saturated Fat 12g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Total Carbohydrate 26g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Copyright 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com
Read our healthy recipe definitions.
Learn more about Aisle7, the company.
Learn more about the authors of Aisle7 products.
The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US-registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.