Lamb Chops with White Beans and Gremolata

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 8 rib lamb chops, frenched and trimmed of all fat (1 1/2 pounds total)
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 pound plum tomatoes, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about three cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 cup chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • 2 cups rinsed and drained canned small white beans (about one and a half 15-ounce cans)
  • About 3 tablespoons gremolata (recipe follows)
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Pat lamb chops dry and season with salt and pepper. Lightly spray a large, shallow, flameproof casserole or heavy ovenproof skillet (about 12 inches in diameter) with vegetable oil and heat over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. In casserole, brown lamb chops about 1 1/2 minutes on each side and transfer to a plate. Add onion to casserole and cook, stirring, over moderately low heat until softened. Add tomatoes, garlic, and rosemary and cook over moderate heat, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in broth and beans, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes.

  • Arrange lamb chops on top of bean mixture and roast, uncovered, in middle of oven for 5 minutes for medium-rare. Let lamb chops and bean mixture stand, loosely covered, for 5 minutes. Transfer lamb chops to another plate and toss bean mixture with gremolata.

  • Serve lamb chops with haricots vertes.


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