Pistachio and Goat Cheese Crusted Lamb Chops

Staff Writer
Pistachio and Goat Cheese Crusted Lamb
lamb chops
Cooking Planit

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. 

4
Servings
12191
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1117g
100%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
488g
100%
Cholesterol
2422mg
100%
Protein
473g
100%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
96µg
11%
Vitamin B12
66µg
100%
Vitamin B6
4mg
100%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
9mg
43%
Vitamin K
58µg
72%
Calcium
710mg
71%
Fiber
8g
33%
Folate (food)
479µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
479µg
100%
Iron
49mg
100%
Magnesium
650mg
100%
Monounsaturated
462g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
194mg
100%
Phosphorus
4591mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
91g
N/A
Potassium
6594mg
100%
Riboflavin (B2)
6mg
100%
Sodium
7607mg
100%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
3mg
100%
Zinc
87mg
100%