Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Low Cal Wednesday

Oh boy I am sure this will be a favorite in our house. The lamb chops were so tender the rosemary and thyme give it great flavor. The balsamic reduction was to die for you could put it on anything chicken, steak and even some fish. From start to finish it took about 50 minutes with two phone calls. We will have to make this again while our daughter is in town, we just won't tell her what we are serving. I feel now like I was cheated because I have never cooked lamb until recently. Live and learn. The calories are 258 depending on the size of the chop give or take a little.
Balsamic Reduced Lamb Chops

3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
4 lamb chops (3/4 inch thick)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion quartered
1/3 cup aged balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter

In a small bowl or cup, mix together the rosemary, basil, thyme, salt and pepper. Rub this mixture onto the lamb chops on both sides. Place them on a plate, cover and set aside 15 minutes to absorb the flavors.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place lamb chops in the skillet, and cook for about 5 minutes per side for medium rare, or continue to cook to your desired doneness. Remove from skillet, and keep warm on a serving platter.
Add onion to the skillet, and cook for a few minutes, just until browned. Stir in vinegar, scraping any bits of lamb from the bottom of the skillet, then stir in the chicken broth. Continue to cook and stir over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by half. If you don't, the sauce will be runny and not good. Remove from heat, and stir in the butter. Pour over the lamb chops and serve.

9 comments:

Maria said...

I love rosemary!! And low cal meals are always great!

5 Star Foodie said...

Great lamb preparation!

Mary said...

We love lamb and lamb with rosemary and balsamic vinegar can't be beat.
This looks like a great recipe.

teresa said...

I still need to try lamb, this look wonderful!!

lisa said...

The balsamic reduction sounds great!

Joe Moorman said...

YUMMM! Looks wonderful. Made lamb chops the same night with a raspberry vinegar reduction...funny.

Sara said...

I love lamb, this looks like a delicious way to prepare it!

Selba said...

Sounds so yummy :)

Donna-FFW said...

Balsamic reduction sounds just perfect with this dish. Love it!