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. 

4
Servings
206
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
169µg
24%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
53µg
59%
Calcium, Ca
274mg
27%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
211mg
30%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
314mg
21%
Water
28g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pistachio Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Pistachio Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.