Lamb T-Bones with Rosemary-Balsamic Butter Sauce

Delicious lamb cooked with garlic and red wine.

  • Preparation Time45 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium
8 (2-inch thick) lamb T-bone chops
Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning, recipe follows, to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
10 cloves garlic, whole
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
125ml dry red wine
60ml balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
6 tablespoons butter, cut into medium dice
Rustic Smashed Spinach Potatoes, recipe follows

For the Creole seasoning

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme

For the Rustic Smashed Spinach Potatoes

450g small potatoes
Sea salt
60g pre-washed fresh baby spinach
120g sour cream
3 tablespoons butter
Freshly ground black pepper

Bring chops to room temperature and season with the Creole seasoning.

Heat the olive oil in a 10-inch saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the chops and brown on one side for 4 to 5 minutes.

Flip the chops and nestle the onion, whole cloves of garlic, and rosemary sprigs between. Cook for 3 minutes longer.

Deglaze the pan with the red wine and balsamic vinegar, scraping up all the brown bits. Add the salt, and pepper, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer, for medium-rare.

Remove the chops to a warm serving platter and serve the chops drizzled with the rosemary-balsamic sauce.

Cook's Note: If you would like an enriched sauce, after removing the chops, reduce the heat to low and whisk the butter in the pan in 3 separate additions, fully incorporating each addition before adding more; do not allow the sauce to boil.

For the Rustic Smashed Spinach Potatoes

Using a small pot, add the potatoes, salt, and enough water to cover. Top with a lid and bring to a boil and cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Drain the water, leaving the cooked potatoes in the pot, and return the pot to the burner over low heat.

Add the spinach, sour cream, and butter, to the pot. Cover the pot, and cook until the spinach wilts. Remove the pot from the heat and using a potato masher, smash the mixture together until just combined, it should still be a little chunky.

Season the potatoes with salt, and pepper, and serve hot.

Serve the chops with the Rustic Smashed Spinach Potatoes.

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