No, no, no...not that Lamb Chop! *giggle*
I have a hard time eating lamb. The last time I made it, it totally stunk up the whole house and tasted really "gamey." All while trying to eat my teeny little piece, I kept thinking "baaaaaaaaaaaaa." Not good! No matter how I tried to swallow that juicy piece of lamb chop, my mind kept reverting back to wool and fluffy white baby sheep. I do not do this with chicken, fish, pork and beef - why lamb? (This was a couple of years ago.)
Just this past weekend, I pulled myself up by the bootstraps and decided that I would try lamb once again...after all, my tastes have changed significantly as I have...aged. *groan* I found a beautiful package of lamb chops at my local grocery - they were thick, and deep red and looked perfect.
I didn't really have a recipe - I knew I would pan fry them in a little olive oil, and season them with salt and pepper. I wanted a sauce to drizzle over them, and decided that reduced balsamic would work just fine. I added a little tarragon to the balasmic vinegar for a kick in flavor. I paired the lamb with some roasted carrots and baby red potatoes and called it a day.
And, it was good. Tasty even. Until I started to think about baby sheep again. I ate one chop and fed the rest to the dog - who ate them with such gusto that I became a little jealous.
I have to admit though, they were cooked to perfection...nice and medium rare in the center.
Maybe one day I will be able to enjoy lamb. Perhaps I should look into hypnotism! Hey, if it helps people to stop smoking, it should be able to assist me in eating Mr. Lamb Chop!