Lamb Chops with Goat Cheese Polenta is an amazing recipe for entertaining. Marinate the chops for up to a day ahead and serve them over this delicious goat cheese polenta. This is the perfect dish to celebrate spring and to include in our Easter entertaining series.
Lamb chops with goat cheese polenta is a great paring with rustic and Earthy flavor notes
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When I was in France for a month I ate a lot of lamb and it was amazing! It’s served far less often here in the US but I urge you to put this recipe on your to-do list. There’s a depth of flavor here that is unique and elevated.
Let me tell you about this fantastic dish. These lamb chops are marinated over night and they turn out SO tender and juicy. Serve them over a bed of polenta that’s been flavored with goat cheese instead of the traditional Parmesan.
The entire dish is exceptional, and ideal for Easter dinner and spring entertaining. However, the style of the dish is comforting and hearty enough for fall and winter entertaining too. Serve this main course beside tasty vegetables like sauteed asparagus or marinated green bean salad.
What do you pair with lamb?
I’m obsessed with getting my menus for entertaining just right. It’s important to think about a well-rounded meal from a nutrition standpoint. It’s also important to make sure flavors complement each other.
The robust flavor of lamb stands up well to bold herbs and spices like rosemary or curry. It’s also great partnered with the richness of goat cheese. There’s a certain rustic, earthy quality about all these ingredients that marry so well together.
In this dish I’ve taken those elements and combined them. The marinade for the lamb chops has rosemary in it while the polenta is seasoned with goat cheese and more rosemary. The result is a party in your mouth that’s great to serve your guests!
Serve these easy roasted carrots on the side. They’re an ideal side dish for lamb.
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- 6 Moink lamb chops (mine were 2 inches thick)
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons dry rosemary
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Goat Cheese Polenta
- 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups polenta
- 6 ounces goat cheese, sliced into 1-inch pieces
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For Lamb Chops:
- Trim excess fat around lamb chops
- In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce and remaining ingredients.
- Place chops in a large zip lock bag and pour marinade over chops. Seal bag securely and massage marinade into meat.
- Refrigerate at least 8 hours or over night.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in an iron skillet over medium high heat.
- Add chops and sear for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove skillet and place in the oven.
- Cook lamb chops for 5 minutes; turn over and cook for another 5 minutes for medium-rare.
- Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Whisk in the polenta in a steady stream, then DECREASE HEAT TO MEDIUM.
- Cook polenta while stirring with a wooden spoon. Continue stirring for 10 minutes so polenta doesn't stick to the bottom of the saucepan.
- Add the cheese and rosemary and stir for about 2 minutes or until cheese is almost fully melted. Stir in the butter until melted, and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with lamb chops on top.