I love the holidays, and all the ingredients that come with them. Pomegranates are one of my favorite ingredients to use during this time of year so I went about trying to do something new and different with them. So here is what I came up with. Lamb is so satisfying and really does well with marinades so what a perfect combination! I made the marinade in a mortar and pestle but you could also puree it in a food processor, just make sure it’s combined very well. It’s a simple, delicious and great fall/holiday meal. I made a side of steamed broccolini to pair with it and we loved it! Happy Holidays!
8 lamb chops
5 large garlic cloves
1 1/2 c pomegranate seeds plus 1/2 c for garnish
1/2 cup diced onions
2 T. chopped fresh chopped rosemary
2 T. chopped fresh chopped thyme
3 T. molasses
2 T. olive oil
salt and pepper
Salt and pepper the lamb chops generously and set aside. In a mortar and pestle combine garlic, pomegranate, onions, rosemary, thyme, molasses and olive oil and crush until combined and all ingredients are pulverized. Put the marinade in a ziplock bag, add the lamb chops and mix well. Let marinate 2-4 hours.
Preheat oven to 400F. Take lamb out of marinade and place on a rack on a sheet pan. Place in oven and cook until medium rare (or to your liking) approximately 10-14 minutes, turning once (depending on your oven’s heat).
Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with more pomegranate seeds. We have a video on Instagram.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving!!!
Beijos e Tchau!