- ½ cup pistachio nuts, shelled and toasted
- ½ cup green olives, pitted
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, only the leaves
- 2-3 tablespoons parsley leaves
- grated zest of 1 lemon
- olive oil
- 2 small racks of lamb or 6 large lamb chops
Pistachio Crusted Roasted Lamb Chops
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- Prepare the pistachio mixture you are going to spread onto the meat.
- Add the olives, capers, garlic, aromatics and lemon zest and beat in a blender. Add the olive oil, very slowly, until the mixture turns into a thick paste. So thick that it sticks to your spoon without dripping.
- Set aside in a bowl until the meat is prepared.
- Preheat oven to 210* C (400* F) Fan.
- Let a pan get very hot over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the lamb chops and brown for 2 minutes on each side.
- Remove from pan and place in a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Spread each lamb chop or whole rack of lamb with the pistachio paste. It should be quite a thick layer.
- Roast for 4-5 minutes in the oven, to get medium cooked lamb chops.
- Remove from oven and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
You can ask your butcher to remove any small bones from the chest so the meal can be even more presentable. If you have a sharp knife you can also do it on your own.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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