Foodie Tuesday with Smarty Marty- Lamb Chops with sauteed Swiss Chard

We are back for another delicious delight from our weekly food contributor Smarty Marty! Can you feel the “Beet”… Ha! This week we are pairing up some Lamb Chops with sauteed Swiss Chard & pureed beets. As always first things first we need the following ingredients for this recipe

  • 2 large red beets (1 pound), halved
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (1/2 pound)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Four 12-ounce bone-in lamb chops, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 sage sprig
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 pounds Swiss chard, stems discarded and leaves choppedLamb Chops with sauteed Swiss Chard & pureed beets2
  • How to prepare:

    First things first

    In a large saucepan, combine the beets and potatoes. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the beets and potatoes are tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Drain well. When cool enough to handle, peel the beets and potatoes, and then coarsely chop; transfer to a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

    Step 2

    Heat a large cast-iron skillet. Rub the lamb chops all over with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat until golden brown on the bottom, 7 to 8 minutes.Turn the chops and add the garlic, sage and 2 tablespoons of the butter. Cook until the chops are golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°, about 7 minutes longer. Transfer the pork chops to plates and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the butter into the skillet; season with salt. Strain the sage butter through a fine sieve over the lamb chops. Reserve the crispy sage leaves and discard the garlic.

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    How to Make It

    Step 1

    In a large saucepan, combine the beets and potatoes. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the beets and potatoes are tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Drain well. When cool enough to handle, peel the beets and potatoes, and then coarsely chop; transfer to a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

    Step 2

    Heat a large cast-iron skillet. Rub thelamb chops all over with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat until golden brown on the bottom, 7 to 8 minutes.Turn the chops and add the garlic, sage and 2 tablespoons of the butter. Cook until the chops are golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°, about 7 minutes longer. Transfer the pork chops to plates and let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the butter into the skillet; season with salt. Strain the sage butter through a fine sieve over the lamb chops. Reserve the crispy sage leaves and discard the garlic.

    Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chard in large handfuls; let each batch wilt slightly before adding more. Cook, stirring occasionally, until all of the chard is wilted, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

    Step 4

    Serve the lamb chops with the beet puree and Swiss chard and garnish with the crispy sage leaves.

  • Lamb Chops with sauteed Swiss Chard & pureed beets (2)Lamb Chops with sauteed Swiss Chard & pureed beetsFood Prepared and Styled By – Smarty Marty

    Food Recipe and Directions by – http://www.foodandwine.com

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