Seared Lamb Chops with Red Wine, Balsamic Reduction
Last night, in celebration of my first wedding anniversary, I cooked lamb for the first time. Lamb is one of my favorite meats, for its tenderness and rich taste. In the past I have strayed away from cooking this delicious meat based mostly on price. If you have ever looked at the price of lamb, you might shutter, especially if you're buying organic. If there was ever an occasion to splurge, a first wedding anniversary is great occasion! Think about it, its been one year of marriage and I still love to cook for my husband... we'll see how I feel in ten more years ;). I wanted to incorporate red wine into the sauce (romantic, no?) so I found a recipe which fit the bill. The recipe does not call for roasted vegetables, but I had some on hand which I used for a light side. I recommend toasting a bit of french bread to soak up this lovely sauce as well. I was impressed by the result, having had zero lamb cooking experience and would most certainly think about splurging on lamb again!!