Pistachio and Goat Cheese Crusted Lamb

Cooking Planit


  • 1/4 Cup  fresh oregano
  • 1 Cup  shelled pistachios
  • bone-in lamb chops, frenched
  •   Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 Ounces  goat cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup  balsamic syrup

Created by Cooking Planit's culinary director chef Emily Wilson, this recipe reinvents the lamb chop. blend of fresh oregano and salty pistachio nuts proves to be the perfect crust to a tender lamb chop in this recipe. There's no flour and eggs in this recipe, though, because it uses creamy and decadent goat cheese to get the breading to stick. 


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, blend the oregano and pistachios together until fine and crumbly. 
Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Pat the lamb chops dry, then season with salt and pepper. Place the lamb chops on the oiled baking sheet. Using a butter knife, spread a layer of goat cheese over the top of each chop. Spread the cheese so it is smooth and evenly covers the chops. Press the pistachio mixture into the cheese, forming a crust. Drizzle about ½ teaspoon of the olive oil over the top of each chop.
Place the lamb chops in the preheated oven. Bake for 8-9 minutes for medium rare or 1-2 minutes longer for more well done. Transfer 2 pistachio and goat cheese crusted lamb chops to dinner plates. Drizzle with balsamic syrup and serve warm.


Calories per serving:

1,215 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 421g 648%
  • Carbs 95g 32%
  • Saturated 166g 828%
  • Fiber 18g 71%
  • Sugars 58g
  • Monounsaturated 183g
  • Polyunsaturated 45g
  • Protein 179g 359%
  • Cholesterol 745mg 248%
  • Sodium 1,045mg 44%
  • Calcium 696mg 70%
  • Magnesium 380mg 95%
  • Potassium 3,343mg 96%
  • Iron 24mg 135%
  • Zinc 30mg 200%
  • Phosphorus 2,162mg 309%
  • Vitamin A 363µg 40%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 12%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 142%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 201%
  • Niacin (B3) 58mg 291%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 175%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 232µg 58%
  • Vitamin B12 19µg 321%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 54%
  • Vitamin K 92µg 115%
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