Wednesday, August 24, 2016

squash and lamb chops


  • Servings: 6
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 6 lean lamb chops
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped


    Preparation Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins

    Ready Time: 1 hr 25 mins

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees f (175 degrees c).
  • sift salt and pepper into flour, and rub both sides of lamb chops, shaking off any excess. heat shortening in a large skillet over medium high heat. brown chops on both sides, reducing heat if necessary, and working in two batches depending on the size of your skillet. remove from heat, and set aside.
  • peel squash, and slice crosswise into 1/8 inch thick slices. arrange 1/2 the slices in the bottom of a baking dish. place lamb chops over squash, and top with remaining slices.
  • melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. in a bowl, stir remaining 2 tablespoons flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt together with ginger and thyme; add to butter, and stir. cook for 3 minutes, then very gradually whisk in chicken broth, avoiding any lumps. continue to cook and stir until slightly thickened, then stir in onion. pour over chops and squash, and cover with foil.
  • bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until squash is tender and lamb is no longer pink inside.

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