Friday, May 1, 2009

Lamb T-Bones with Smashed Potatoes and Peas *Recipe # 34*

Today was such a busy day, but at least I was productive. I needed to decide on what to make for a Derby party tomorrow night. Then I needed to plan a menu for my daughter's 8th birthday party on Sunday. Plus, I had these lamb t-bones in my refrigerator that had to be cooked today. There was no way I was wasting those babies! They were $13 for three little portions.

Well, I must have been feeling motivated this morning while looking through my copy of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine. She had a section on famliar favorite cookies. The hostess for the Derby party was saying that she needed more desserts and I must say that I was inspired by this magazine. There were recipes for peanut butter sandwich cookies, handmade oreos, pecan sandies and more. I guess I was ambitious because I made all three of those cookies and then I made Tyler's Big Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies. I am probably going to post all those cookies separately. They were all so delicious that they deserve their own spotlight.

Anyway, back to the Lamb T-Bones. In between my dough resting in the freezer I marinaded the lamb t-bones in a combo of lemon juice, bay leaf, shallot, parsley, olive oil, and salt and pepper. The lamb marinades for 45 minutes. While the lamb marinades you boil 8 medium new baby red potatoes in a large pot for about 30 minutes, or until fork tender. During the time the potatoes are cooking you blanch 1 cup of frozen peas in boiling water and then shock them in a cold water bath. When the potatoes are fork-tender, you drain them and add 1/2 cup heavy cream and a drizzle of olive oil. After you stir the cream and oil in then you add the peas and mix. Absolutely delicous!! I have never made potatoes with cream and olive oil before and it was a very tasty combo!!

I grilled the lamb chops for 5 minutes on the first side and about 2 minutes on the second side. Tyler says to cook them for 2 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Mine were still very close to rare. Rare is not my favorite way to eat meat but this dish was to die for!! I ate the plate even though the meat was rare! My daughter (who is very picky) was begging for more!! She loved the flavors. My husband says that this is one of his favorites from the book so far. His only complaint was that there was very little meat on the t-bone and that it was hard to cut the meat away from the bone! My daughter picked hers up and ate it with her hands! She was knawing on that bone trying to get all the meat off. I really loved this dish and I think it is a dish that would please almost everyone. You have to try the red potatoes and peas mixed with cream and olive oil. You could even serve a steak in place of the lamb t-bone and it would be delicous as well. This is a make again dish for us. We loved the citrusy marinade on the lamb and want to try it on other meats.

This one is an A+ and I am so glad!! I really wanted to love the dish after all the cooking today!!


  1. Mmm, suddenly I have a craving for lamb. I am with your daughter, I like to eat it with my hands too!

  2. I love lamb and you have to chew on the bones, :-) It looks like a wonderful dinner.

  3. Nice to hear this is good, have to add it to my looooooong list.


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