Lamb Chops with Herbs and Balsamic Sauce


These are French lamb chops that I found in my freezer in Sens over the holidays.  Yay!


Quick and easy, just sprinkle with dried herbs, brown, make a balsamic reduction and serve with bacon, sauteed chard.

Lamb Chops with Herbs and Balsamic Sauce

6 lamb chops

Salt and pepper

Dried oregano, basil and thyme

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

2 shallots, vertically sliced

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup chicken broth

Sprinkle the lamb chops with salt, pepper and the herbs, then set aside for about 30 minutes.  Melt the butter in the olive oil and brown the chops for about 3 minutes per side.  Set aside and keep warm.  Add the shallots to the pan and saute until soft, then add the vinegar and reduce the liquid by half.  Add the chicken broth and reduce the liquid by half again.  Serve the sauce with the lamb chops and some sauteed chard.

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36 Responses to Lamb Chops with Herbs and Balsamic Sauce

  1. What a brilliant combination.

  2. Thank you David.

  3. Mad Dog says:

    Lovely sauce and chops 😉

  4. Truly picture perfect lamb chops and the sauce sounds great with. I love the idea of the bacon with the chard. I have a lot of chard to cook and that sounds like a lovely combo.

  5. More great photos (and plates!).

  6. This looks so rich and absolutely delicious! The end of my pescetarian January is in sight thankfully…

  7. Oh yes, i love lamb – need any more be said, Rosemary?

  8. Lokness says:

    Love how easy this recipe is! I am always looking for a good lamb chop recipe. Need to try this out!

  9. This looks divine. Hoping to get my husband more into lamb this winter! I’ll have to give this a shot.

  10. Michelle says:

    How does one say beautiful in Germany?

  11. zionct says:

    wow, they look gorgeous~

  12. Bassa's Blog says:

    I should never look at your posts when I am hungry – I am now ravenous! Beautiful pictures of amazing food.

  13. Great looking dish. I always cooked the whole rack but our recent experiment taught me cutting is grand too. Love the balsamic.

  14. Thank you! I have lamb chops in the freezer and was looking for inspiration. I will be making this soon. 🙂

  15. I would want to lick the plate. Quick fast and easy and delicious and I am book marking this one for later this week. Take Care, BAM

  16. Delicious and beautifully presented too.

  17. What can you not like this post! Yummy!

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