Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction is a sophisticated and flavorful dish that marries the tender succulence of lamb with the sweet and tangy notes of balsamic vinegar. The lamb chops, expertly seasoned and seared to a golden crust, are drizzled with a reduction of balsamic vinegar. The reduction, often infused with herbs or garlic, creates a glossy and slightly syrupy glaze that intensifies the savory richness of the lamb. The result is a harmonious combination of savory and sweet, with each bite offering a melt-in-your-mouth experience. Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction is a culinary masterpiece that showcases the versatility of lamb while adding a touch of gourmet sophistication to the dining experience.
A quick and easy lamb chop recipe featuring wonderful notes of balsamic, rosemary, and thyme. If you double the recipe, please note that the sauce will take longer to reduce.
Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction
- 3/4 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 lamb chops (3/4 inch thick)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup shallots minced
- 1/3 cup aged balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 tbsp butter
- In a small bowl or cup, mix together the rosemary, basil, thyme, salt and pepper. Rub this mixture onto the lamb chops on both sides. Place them on a plate, cover and set aside for 15 minutes to absorb the flavors.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place lamb chops in the skillet, and cook for about 3 1/2 minutes per side for medium rare, or continue to cook to your desired doneness. Remove from the skillet, and keep warm on a serving platter.
- Add shallots to the skillet, and cook for a few minutes, just until browned. Stir in vinegar, scraping any bits of lamb from the bottom of the skillet, then stir in the chicken broth. Continue to cook and stir over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by half. If you don't, the sauce will be runny and not good. Remove from heat, and stir in the butter. Pour over the lamb chops, and serve.