Project Description

6 servings

Prep Time: 45 minutes / Marinate Time: 8 hours / Cook Time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon finely chopped shallots
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
6 Anderson Ranch Grass-Fed Lamb double-cut rib chops, frenched
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Garnish, 6 Italian parsley sprigs
Tomato-Bread Pudding (recipe follows)

Tomato-Bread Pudding
12 ripe tomatoes (about 3-1/2 pounds)
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
12 baguette slices, cut on the bias, 3/4-inch thick
5 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley, divided
5 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, divided

DIRECTIONS

For marinade, combine mustard, oil, rosemary, shallots and garlic. Rub on lamb chops, cover and let marinate 8 hours or overnight. Remove chops from marinade and discard marinade. Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper.

Brush grill rack with olive oil. Grill lamb over coals covered with grey ash 4 to 5 inches from coals. Grill for 6 to 10 minutes per side to desired degree of doneness: 145°F for medium-rare, 160°F for medium or 170°F for well. Transfer lamb chops to platter, cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Tomato-Bread Pudding

Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Make a small x on the bottom of each tomato. Core the tomatoes and pierce with a fork. Plunge in boiling water for about 30 seconds to loosen skin. Transfer tomatoes to a strainer. When cool enough to handle, peel off skins. Cut tomatoes in half horizontally. Place the strainer over a bowl; scoop the seeds and pulp from tomatoes into strainer. Press pulp to extract as much juice as possible, set aside.
On plate, arrange tomato halves, cut-side up. Sprinkle with garlic and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.

Brush baguette slices with remaining oil. Grill or broil 1 to 2 minutes per side until golden brown. Grill or broil tomatoes on cut side until lightly charred, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Lightly oil a 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Arrange half of the tomatoes in dish cut-side up, pressing them down with a spatula. Sprinkle tomatoes with 2 tablespoons each parsley and basil. Lightly season tomatoes with salt and pepper. Top the tomatoes with half of the baguette slices. Repeat process. Pour reserved tomato juice (about 1 cup) evenly over the bread pudding. Cover with foil and weigh with another pan. Bake in 350°F oven for 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Remove weighted pan and foil. Increase oven temperature to 375°F and bake additional 10 to 15 minutes until top of bread is lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon each of parsley and basil. Let stand for 15 minutes.

To serve: Place lamb rack chops on each plate and garnish with parsley sprigs. Serve with a slice of tomato-bread pudding.

NUTRITION PER SERVING

593 calories, 33 g protein, 24 g carbohydrate, 40 g total fat (61% calories from fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 991 mg sodium, 11 mg niacin, 0.29 mg vitamin B6, 3 mcg vitamin B12, 4 mg iron, 5 mg zinc.

FOOTNOTE

Recipe from Chef Geoffrey Zakrian, Town and Country (New York, New York)