Showing posts with label Welsh Lamb Chops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Welsh Lamb Chops. Show all posts

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Italian Style Welsh Lamb Chops

Italian Style Welsh Lamb Chops

This is an excellent, easy dish to prepare for an evening meal. Again I have used my local butcher, J. H. Jones in Denbigh who only sources lamb from local farms no more than 5 or 6 miles from his shop.  The sauce works well with this dish and for an additional option for a slight fiery kick add some bird's eye chillies.  When I served this with some couscous to my family there was nothing left on the plate except the bones.

When done the lamb is succulent and just falls off the bone.


8 Welsh Lamb Chops
1 tin 400g chopped tomatoes
2 small shallot onions chopped
4 cloves of garlic chopped
4 pieces of sundried tomatoes
1 tbs tomato puree
3 pieces of anchovies
1 birds eye chilli diced finely (optional
3 sprigs of rosemary (or 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary)
1 sprig of mint (or 1 tsp dried mint)
pinch of black pepper and salt to season
1 tbs Welsh Rapeseed oil (Blodyn Aur)
1/2 tbs balsamic vinegar
200ml water

Add the oil to a heavy duty casserole pan placed on a medium heat on the hob.
Add the onion and garlic and gently fry for about 5 minutes.
Add the sun dried tomatoes. chilli, anchovies and puree and fry for a further minute.
Arrange the chops on top of the onions.
Add the chopped tomatoes, rosemary, mint, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
Top up with water until the lamb is just covered.
Place in a preheated oven on 180C and allow to cook for about 1 hour.

The lamb goes well with either couscous or mashed potatoes.

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Welsh Lamb Chops with Pesto Sauce and Pembrokeshire Blas y Tir Potatoes

Welsh Lamb Chops with Pesto Sauce and Pembrokeshire Blas y Tir Potatoes

Welsh Lamb Chops with Pesto Sauce
This is such a quick and easy tasty dish that is ready in about 20 minutes.  The lamb chops I bought in my local butcher in Denbigh, J.H. Jones.  The potatoes are supplied by a Pembrokeshire company called Blas y Tir (Taste of the Earth) and the runner beans are from my own garden.  The pesto sauce even though Italian in origin goes exceptionally well with the lamb.

I added a marinade to the lamb about two hours before and this helps to keep it moist whilst under the grill.


2tbs Soy Sauce
1 tbs Rapeseed Oil - I used a local brand Blodyn Aur.
1/2 tbs lemon Juice

Pour the marinade over the chops and use your hands to mix together well. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for two hours.

6 Welsh lamb chops marinaded for two hours

Pesto Sauce

50g Pine nuts
150ml of olive oil
large bunch of basil leaves
50g of grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves of garlic pealed and roughly chopped

Place all the ingredients in a food blender and blitz until you have a sauce type consistence

Place the chops under a grill for about 8 to 10 minutes turning half way through.  Time will vary depending on size and thickness of the chops.  When ready place on a plate with new potatoes and runner beans or any other vegetable of your choice and drizzle over the pesto sauce.

Welsh Lamb Chops with Pesto Sauce