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April 2010

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Asparagus Recipes

Page 9: Warm Salad Of Asparagus Spears & Seared Lamb Chops With Fresh Mint Vinaigrette

Lamb chops with mint jelly is a classic, but how about lamb shops with mint vinaigrette? Add asparagus—one of the favorite vegetables to pair with lamb—and you’ve got a hit! This is Page 9 of a 12-page article. Jump to the recipe. Click the black links below to view the other pages.


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Warm Salad Of Asparagus Spears & Seared Lamb Chops With Fresh Mint Vinaigrette

Recipe yields 4 servings.


  • Four 1 to 1-1/4 inch thick lamb loin chops
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 pounds asparagus, ends discarded
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced


  1. Season the chops with salt, pepper, garlic and oregano.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Sear each side of the chops for 3-4 minutes for medium rare.
  3. Remove chops from pan. Set aside. Cover loosely to keep warm.
  4. Pour off any fat left in skillet while keeping lamb juices in the pan. Add stock and scrape up any brown bits from the pan. Boil until the liquid reduces to 1-2 tablespoons.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vinegar. Whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add chopped mint. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  6. Cut asparagus into 3-inch spears. Steam until tender.
  7. Arrange warm asparagus and lamb on serving plate. Pour warm vinaigrette all over. Top with feta, onions and olives. Serve immediately.

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