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Old 10-14-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Recipe ideas for Lamb Shoulder Chop?

So I was feeling kinda adventurous when I was at Wegmans today, so I picked up one .8 Lb. lamb shoulder chop to cook for myself tonight. I've never cooked lamb before, and am actually unsure if I've ever even eaten it before.

Any ideas on how to cook it? I'd like to maybe incorporate a red wine/shallot sauce in with it, if that would work, but I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks!

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Old 10-14-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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This is a dish my mom used to make all the time. Below is my recreation of it.

String Beans and Lamb

1 Tb Oil
3/4 Lb Lamb1
1 Onion, minced
4 Garlic
1 Tb Tomato Paste
14 Oz Canned Tomato
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Allspice
1 Lb String Beans
2 tsp Lemon Juice



Brown the lamb in the oil over medium high heat.

Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft.

Add the tomato paste and stir it into the mixture. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add the tomato, paprika and allspice. Simmer for one hour.

Remove the meat from the bones (if any), cut into small pieces and return to the pan.

Add the beans and lemon juice and simmer for 20 minutes.


1 Use pounds of shoulder lamb chops or a pound of lamb shoulder.

Yield: 4 Servings
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #3
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I prefer my lamb chops to be very simple. I just sprinkle a little garlic powder (or rub some fresh crushed garlic on) and broil them.

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Old 10-14-2007, 02:53 PM   #4
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With a lamb steak I am a minimalist.

A gentle sauce with mushrooms would work well.

Serve with a rice pilaf, couscous, or roasted potatoes.

As for a veggie you can pretty much do as you will. Haricot verts, stewed tomatoes, something comforting would go well.
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:58 PM   #5
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Pan fried and topped with some 2-3 tbs of lemon juice which has been used to deglaze the pan is tasty and not as sour as you might think.
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:06 PM   #6
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I frequently buy small chops like that for myself. I either briefly pan-fry them like I would a steak, with the same condiments - either soy sauce or Worcestershire, sauteed mushrooms/onions, etc.; or I sprinkle them with hot curry powder before sauteeing & serve them over rice mixed with curried sauteed vegetables.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:30 PM   #7
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So I was feeling kinda adventurous when I was at Wegmans today, so I picked up one .8 Lb. lamb shoulder chop to cook for myself tonight. I've never cooked lamb before, and am actually unsure if I've ever even eaten it before.

Any ideas on how to cook it? I'd like to maybe incorporate a red wine/shallot sauce in with it, if that would work, but I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks!
You can cook it like beef of the same cut. Whatever you do to beef, do to this. I love these grilled with a little balsamic or lemon butter. Also good with A1 believe it or not.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:41 PM   #8
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Shoulder chops are less tender and have more waste than the rib or loin chops we are accustomed to treating like fine beef.

While they can be grilled, they are also great in longer cooked dishes.
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Shoulder chops are less tender and have more waste than the rib or loin chops we are accustomed to treating like fine beef.

While they can be grilled, they are also great in longer cooked dishes.
Definitely true there, you got to know your grill and your fire! Get these on and shoot for medium rare on the rare side and take them off and serve hot and fresh. Great stuff. But you need to be careful and know your grill. A minute or two on the long side, and you get leather.
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:10 AM   #10
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I broil them with a little s & p and maybe a garlic rub. Sometimes crushed rosemary.
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