Pesto Stuffed Lamb Chops
Pesto Stuffed Lamb Chops
Try this quick and easy lamb chop recipe by Siba Mtongana from Siba's Table.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Frying
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 10 minutes
  • Yield 4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 Lamb rib chops, fat removed and frenched - (can be bought from a butcher ready prepared as a short cut)
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 teaspoons Pesto
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil for frying
  • STUFFING
  • 4 tablespoons Basil Pesto
  • 50 grams pine nuts, toasted and very roughly chopped
  • Pinch of salt
Method
  1. Make a slit on the side prepared chops using a sharp carving or pairing knife
  2. Mix the garlic, pesto, salt and pepper together, and rub each chop on both sides
  3. Using a teaspoon mix the stuffing ingredients together and stuff a teaspoonful in each chop. The roughly chopped pine nuts will give a surprise crunch
  4. Heat a large non-stick pan and add the oil until sizzling hot. Place the chops and cook for 3 minutes on each side or a medium or less if you like it more rare
  5. Cover with foil and set aside to rest until serving time

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