Pistachio and Goat Cheese Crusted Lamb

Pistachio and Goat Cheese Crusted Lamb
Staff Writer

Cooking Planit

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. 

Directions

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

157 kcal

Daily value:

8%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 21 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 5 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 14 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 2 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 3 IU
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 44 mg
  • Carotene, beta 5 µg
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Choline, total 21 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 61 µg
  • Folate, food 5 µg
  • Folate, total 39 µg
  • Folic acid 33 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 5 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 16 mg
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 151 mg
  • Potassium, K 127 mg
  • Retinol 2 µg
  • Selenium, Se 16 µg
  • Sodium, Na 294 mg
  • Sugars, total 4 g
  • Water 26 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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