Rosemary Mint Barbecued Lamb Chops

I am trying to catch up on dinners I did last month and didn’t write up.  Tonight’s dinner is actually the Sunday night dinner we had for Mother’s day.   This year’s mother’s day I spent in the kitchen.  It started off with brunch at our place where we/I made some waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.  My mom loves her sweets and we decided rather than going out for breakfast, we’d stay home and have a relaxed morning.   Breakfast started with champagne and orange juice and the main event was the waffles. (gluten-free of course).   Once we were fully satiated, mom and I went out and bought some plants for the pots.  We’ve done this for a few years now, its kind of nice going to get the plants and then go back  to each other’s house and help plant them.

Mom loves lamb so I decided we’d have lamb chops, roast potatoes, parsnips (her favourite vegetable) broccoli and roasted tomatoes.  I was trying to make sure we had lots of colour on our plates and a meal we could cook on the barbecue.

rosemary bush sm

In my garden I have rosemary and mint plants and I try to use them as much as I can with my cooking.  I decided to take some mint and rosemary with a bit of garlic and olive oil and marinate the lamb chops for a few hours.   I took a couple of sprigs of rosemary,  a couple of sprigs of mint, chopped them up, mixed them with 2 cloves of garlic and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. (a dash of salt and pepper too).   I rubbed this mixture on the chops and placed them covered in the fridge for the afternoon. 3-4 hours.

The potatoes were just the local yellow creamers I got with my vegetables this week.  They were cut in half and rubbed with some olive oil.   I placed the potatoes in one of the Chinese take out  foil pans with a bit more olive oil, salt, pepper and placed them on the barbecue.  I did the same thing with some cherry tomatoes, except I added a bit of garlic and salt and pepper to them.

Because we spent the afternoon in the garden, I wanted a quick and easy dinner and that is what we had.    When we were finished planting, we were ready to cook dinner and that took less than an hour.

I peeled the parsnips and started sautéing them in the frying pan with a bit of butter.

parsnips frying sm

Dennis fired up the barbecue and the potatoes went on about 20 minutes before anything else.   After 20 minutes, the tomatoes went on for about 10 minutes and the lamb was the last to show up.   The lamb only took about 10 minutes (we like it medium rare).

Here they all are on the barbecue together.   Heating up, sizzling away and looking fabulous!

roasting vegetables on the bbq sm

The broccoli was another simple dish, ½ cup of water in the saucepan with the broccoli a

Dessert was another one of mom’s favourites and that was fresh berries on a meringue.  We had some whipped cream left over from breakfast so I put it on the meringues and topped them off with some fresh strawberries.  Yummy!

We did another week of Empowered Health cooking and I’m attaching the link to the latest shows.  This show can be seen on check TV Mondays and Thursdays.

http://ohboy.ca/empoweredhealth/index.php/cooking

Please come back and see us next week for another Sunday Night Dinner at Julia’s Place.

nd a dash of salt, brought to a boil and steamed for 3-4 minutes.

Voila!  Here’s dinner.  It was tasty and delicious and oh so simple to make.

barbecued lamb chops and veggies sm.

Dessert was another one of mom’s favourites and that was fresh berries on a meringue.  We had some whipped cream left over from breakfast so I put it on the meringues and topped them off with some fresh strawberries.  Yummy!

We did another week of Empowered Health cooking and I’m attaching the link to the latest shows.  This show can be seen on check TV Mondays and Thursdays.

http://ohboy.ca/empoweredhealth/index.php/cooking

Please come back and see us next week for another Sunday Night Dinner at Julia’s Place.

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About Julia

I am an RHN who's passionate about helping people live their best lives. My focus is on body mind and spirit and I guide people on work life balance and holistic nutrition. Join me as I wind my way through this wonderful world we live in.
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