Now that we are in the season of love with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, lamb chops are a great way to show love to your valentine.  I thought it was intimidating at first glance, but after reviewing several recipes, I found that it was a very simple dish.  But a perfect dish for a special occasion, since the chops are pricey  The secret is to ensure the cook temp is right. The seasonings I chose to use were fresh rosemary and garlic.

After rubbing a paste of salt, garlic, olive oil, and rosemary on the rack of lamb.  I browned the full rack of baby lamb chops on the stove and finished the chops in the oven.  Once the chops were in for about 12 minutes at 400 deg., remove them from the oven, and let them rest before slicing.

I served mine with cauliflower puree.  This recipe is so creamy, without the guilt.  I steam the cauliflower head with cloves of garlic and then blend cauliflower, garlic, salt, white pepper and ghee.  The brussels sprouts were simply sautéed with bacon and season with salt pepper and red pepper flakes.

I made this meal for my guy and he was very impressed, and asked me for details so that I could make it for himself more often.
The cauliflower puree is definitely a side that can substitute the typical mashed potato.  When they say the key to a man’s heart is his stomach, they were talking about lamb chops.

Lamb Chops with brussels sprouts and cauliflower puree