lamb chops are marinated in olive oil, roasted garlic and red wine, then braised on the stovetop. It's moist and tender, full of flavor and served best complimented with sauteed zucchini and rice.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 lamb chops
- 2 bulbs roasted garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cups olive oil for marinating
- 1 cup red wine
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
Place lamb chops in a shallow dish, and smear both sides with roasted garlic. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover with 1 1/2 cups olive oil, and refrigerate overnight.
Remove chops and marinade from dish, and scrape off the oil, which will have partially solidified in the refrigerator. Place the chops back in the dish, and cover with red wine. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chopped onion until tender. Place the lamb chops into the skillet, cover, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes on each side.