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Pistachio and Goat Cheese Crusted Lamb Chops

Created by Cooking Planit's culinary director chef Emily Wilson, this recipe reinvents the lamb chop. A 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. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup fresh oregano
  • 1 Cup shelled pistachios
  • 8 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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving12191
Total Fat1117g100%
Sugar15gN/A
Saturated488g100%
Cholesterol2422mg100%
Protein473g100%
Carbs32g11%
Vitamin A96µg11%
Vitamin B1266µg100%
Vitamin B64mg100%
Vitamin C2mg3%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E9mg43%
Vitamin K58µg72%
Calcium710mg71%
Fiber8g33%
Folate (food)479µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)479µg100%
Iron49mg100%
Magnesium650mg100%
Monounsaturated462gN/A
Niacin (B3)194mg100%
Phosphorus4591mg100%
Polyunsaturated91gN/A
Potassium6594mg100%
Riboflavin (B2)6mg100%
Sodium7607mg100%
Sugars, added12gN/A
Thiamin (B1)3mg100%
Zinc87mg100%