Friday, August 27, 2010

Minted Lamb chops with zuchinni and potatoes, sauted

Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon with friends just hanging out and letting our children play. It was so fun to watch and relaxing just to talk. I have come to appreciate "adult" talk! On the way home I stopped at Trader Joe's because I was driving by and needed some cereal for my husband. While perusing the store I found grass fed lamb! Now I hardly ever cook lamb because it is usually too expensive and not grass fed. This seemed like a great deal. Don't get me wrong at 6.99 per pound it wasn't cheap but it wasn't expensive either. It was a nice middle ground treat. The meat was thin enough I decided sauteing it on the cook top would be good. Here is what we had:

2 grass fed lamb steaks (Trader Joe's)
2 Tablespoons of nutiva extra virgin coconut oil (
2 medium potatoes (mine were purple from a local roadside farmer)
3 small organic zucchini's (Trader Joe's)
1 Tablespoon of water
3 Tablespoons of fresh garden mint
salt and pepper to taste ( I used Himalayan salt from trader Joe's it is all the health rage right now, and black pepper from Costco)

Place 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan on the cook top that can easily hold your two lamb steaks side by side. Then place your potatoes thinly sliced in the pan. Cook on medium heat til both sides are browned.  Then remove from pot the potatoes and place in a bowl to the side.

Now granted the lamb was not "local" it came from New Zealand. BUT it was grass fed!

Next take the lamb and place in the same pot as the potatoes were in. Place the other tablespoon of coconut oil under the lamb. Cook the lamb on medium heat (about 8-10 minutes per side) until both sides are slightly browned. This should leave you with medium rare meat. Place on a plate and put in oven on lowest temp possible to keep warm.

Remove fat from pan. Then place one tablespoon of water in pan along with thinly sliced zucchini. Cook until lightly browned on both sides (takes about 4-5 minutes total)

Next cut up your fresh mint and add the mint and previously cooked potatoes to the pot.

Salt and pepper to taste

Place a lamb steak on plate. Then top with the minted potatoes and zucchini. Eat with side of your choice.

Mmm...says the accountant!

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