Petit Walnut Coated Lamb Chops with Honey Dipping Sauce

Petit Walnut Coated Lamb Chops with Honey Dipping Sauce
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Recipe for Walnut Coated Lamb Chops with Honey Dipping Sauce. Brushed with Dijon mustard, walnuts, herbs, and orange zest, these chops are accented with a sweet citrus sauce.

Ingredients

  • Lamb:
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 rack of lamb (8 chops) “French trimmed” of all excess fat
  • non-stick cooking spray Honey Walnut Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  1. Prepare Honey Walnut Dipping Sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine Honey, orange juice, olive oil and orange zest. Heat until simmering. Remove from heat and stir in Walnuts. Makes 1 cup.
  2. Prepare lamb: Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  3. In a food processor or blender, add bread crumbs, Walnuts, thyme, parsley, orange zest and salt and process to a coarse texture.
  4. Brush lamb with mustard. Press on the crumb coating. Place lamb in a shallow roasting pan that has been lightly coated with cooking spray. Roast for 30-40 minutes for medium rare, or until desired doneness.
  5. 8 Servings: 1 serving = 1 chop
  6. (without dipping sauce) Nutrition information per serving: 178 calories, 16g protein, 7g carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 10g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 43mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium.
  7. (with dipping sauce) Nutrition information per serving: 268 calories, 17g protein, 26g carbohydrates, 1g dietary fiber, 12g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 43mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium.