Paleo | Whole30 | Meats
I don't think I had ever eaten braised lamb chops, or any type of lamb until a few years ago. And even when I realized how truly delicious lamb could be, I only ever ordered it when I was out at restaurants. I was scared that if I purchased an expensive rack or leg of lamb to prepare myself, I wouldn't cook it correctly and then it would be ruined, so I left it to the "experts". That is, until about 6 months ago when I was shopping at the grocery store and came across a sale on lamb shoulder chops. So, I took a $4.99 risk and purchased a couple of chops. I'm really glad that I expanded my culinary horizons because this lamb chops recipe has quickly become one of our favorites, and now any time I see lamb shoulder chops on sale, I stock up so I always have them on hand in the freezer.
Since lamb shoulder chops are a relatively inexpensive, bone-in cut, they stand up well to braising. Braising is a cooking technique that typically involves browning/searing meat at a high temperature, and then cooking it, covered, in some sort of liquid until the meat is tender.
Want to learn more about the different types of lamb cuts? Take a look at the Australian Lamb website - they have all the info you need!
Not only does the liquid provide the moisture in this braised lamb chops recipe, but it provides incredible flavor, which is why we baste the chops twice during the cooking process.
The flavors of this dish pair well with sauteed greens or broccoli, and for those of you who want an added starch, I would suggest mashed potatoes or even white rice if your body tolerates that well.
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