Going Coastal Recipe: Blackened Lamb Chops

Blackened Lamb Chops with Black Bean SalsaAmigeauxs is the name I came up with to call Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine.  It is also the name of my first cookbook.  Below is one of my favorite recipes from that cookbook, Blackened Lamb Chops with Black Bean Salsa.  For the plating I took a French hoagie roll and sliced it in half then toasted it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and garlic powder.  I put two chops on top of the bread and some salsa on top of the chops.

Going Coastal Recipe: Blackened Lamb Chops
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Stuart Reb Donald
Serves: 4
  • 4 lamb rib chops, cut 3/4-inch thick
  • Blackening seasoning
  • Clarified butter or olive oil

Black Bean Salsa

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 ounce can tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch green onions, including tops, chopped
  • 1 small can or two ears sweet corn kernels
  • 2 Serrano peppers, diced finely
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper to taste
    Black Bean Salsa.

  1. Mix everything together, let sit for at least one hour to overnight in refrigerator for flavors to develop.
    Lamb Chops

  1. Heavily coat each side of the chops with blackening seasoning.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet to the point of smoking then ladle in 2 tablespoons clarified butter and place chops into the pan.
  3. Cook about one minute on each side.
  4. Place skillet in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes (for medium rare).
  5. Top with Black Bean Salsa

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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