Here is a very simple and delicious lamb dinner recipe with minimal clean-up... all the cooking is done in one dish!
Broiled Lamb with Tomatoes, Potatoes, Garlic and Rosemary
Set your oven to broil on a high temperature (I use the "broil high" setting on my GE oven which, I think, is about 500 degrees)
Chop potatoes into 1/2 inch size pieces and place in your baking dish. I like to pick up one of those little net bags of potatoes from the grocery that are more or less a small potato variety packs.
Add a couple handfuls of coarsly chopped garlic, one pack of whole grape tomatoes and several sprigs of fragrant rosemary.
Douse everything in the dish liberally in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place the dish in the middle shelf of your oven and let the veggies broil for 35 to 40 minutes.
When the potatoes start seem crispy on the edges and the tomatoes and garlic have acquired some blisters, remove the dish from the oven and add your lamb loin chops to the mix.
Place the dish on the top shelf of the oven and broil the lamb and veggies for three minutes (for medium rare), remove the dish, flip the chops and return the dish to the oven for another 3 minutes. Remove and let everything rest for about five minutes.
Add a chop and a nice heap of the potatoes, tomatoes, garlic and rosemary to your plate and enjoy this rustic, rich and EASY dinner.
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