Seared Lamb chops

Chef: Richard Fletcher

Ethnic: American
Main Ingredient: lamb
Categories: Lamb
Meal Type: Dinner
Food Type: Non vegetarian
Servings: 2
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes

I made this recipe up today. I wanted to make a eastern meets western version of lamb. This is very easy to make. It took about an hour from start to finish.

Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 cup half and half milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • pinch of salt

Asparagus and sauce

  • 1 cup Asparagus¬†
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 tbsp sour cream | mexican crema
  • pinch of salt

Lamb Loin

  • 16 oz Lamb, Australian, imported, fresh, separable fat, raw
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt


Mashed Potatoes
Dice the potatoes. Steam the potatoes in boiling water until done. I takes around 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes and add the rest of the ingredients to the pan. Using a potato masher smash the potatoes until they have the right consistency.
 Lamb Loin
Pre heat oven to 375
In large frying pan place and cumin seeds into a pan and roast them for a few minutes until you can smell the seeds. Be careful to not to burn the seeds. When done place the seeds on a plate and add the turmeric and paprika. Mix. Place the lamb on the spice mixture and turn over. Let the entire lamb be covered in the spices.  
Heat up the pan. When the pan is super-hot add the olive oil. Place the lamb in the oil. Be careful when placing in the pan. You could get splattered. Sauté for 2 minutes on each side. 
When lamb is cooked place in glass dish and bake for around 10 minutes. The lamb is best at medium rare.
 Aspargus and sauce
While the lamb is cooking in the oven let’s make the asparagus and sauce. Heat up pan. Please the cumin seeds in the pan and roast for a few minutes. Add the olive oil along with the rest of the spices. Add the asparagus and sour cream. Place a lid over the pan and sauté for around 3 minutes.
When lamb is done take out of oven and let it rest for 5 minutes. Cut lamb in half and place on 2 plates. Add the mashed potatoes and place the asparagus on top of the potatoes. Spoon the sauce over the asparagus and the lamb.

Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Seared Lamb chops
Servings Per Batch 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories6540 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 664g1021%
Saturated Fat 338g1689%
Monounsaturated Fat 271g
Polyunsaturated Fat 29g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 771g257%
Sodium 670mg28%
Potassium 2991mg85%
Total Carbohydrate 70g23%
Dietary Fiber 12g 47%
Sugars 7g
Protein 70g 139%
Vitamin A 49%
Vitamin C 131%
Calcium 41%
Iron 12%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.