Recipe

Lamb chops with slow-roast tomatoes

A tasty family meal.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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For a delicious Sunday family feast, these easy grilled lamb chops with slow-roast tomatoes are the perfect pick. Drizzle lamb chops with pomegranate molasses for extra depth of flavour and serve with creamy mash for a heartier meal.

Ingredients

Lamb chops with slow roast tomatoes
  • 1 kilogram truss tomatoes
  • 1 bunch green onions (green shallots), cut into 10cm lengths
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 (1.2kg) lamb loin chops
  • 2 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed small fresh basil leaves

Method

Lamb chops with slow roast tomatoes
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Line a roasting dish with baking paper.
  • 2
    Place tomatoes, onions, rosemary and oil in the prepared dish; season generously with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss to coat. Roast tomatoes in the oven for 30 minutes or until they are just beginning to split. Remove from oven.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, heat a barbecue or grill plate over a high heat. Cook the chops for 3 minutes each side or until done as desired. Transfer chops to a warm plate, season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper; cover loosely with foil and stand for 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Drizzle the lamb chops with the pomegranate molasses; serve with roast tomato mixture and basil. Accompany with a green salad or steamed green beans, if you like.

Notes

Pomegranate molasses is available from some delis and Middle Eastern food stores. You can replace the pomegranate molasses with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. As the nights become cooler, you can also serve the chops and tomatoes with creamy mashed potato.

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