Bold Flavor Boosts for Tradition-Worthy Meals - Serve this Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops with Marsala Mushroom Sauce recipe as your entree.
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These cooking wines are perfect for plenty of recipes and come in savory and flavor-boosting varieties including: Marsala, imparting a sweet-wine flavor with hints of hazelnut; Red, offering a smooth, medium-bodied finish; White, featuring a slightly dry but distinct profile; and Sherry, offering a mild flavor with hints of nut and caramel.
If you're looking for recipe inspiration for your feast, you can experience the bold flavors of Holland House with these soon-to-be favorites. Serve this Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops with Marsala Mushroom Sauce as your entree alongside Asiago and Bacon Orzo Medley. For a dessert no one can say no to, try this scrumptious Buttered Pound Cake with Sherry Mascarpone and Soaked Berries.
Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops with Marsala Mushroom Sauce Recipe
Recipe courtesy of Holland House Cooking Wines
Servings: 7 (about 2 lamb chops per serving)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes plus marinating
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- 4 teaspoons fresh garlic,minced, divided
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest, grated
- 3/4 cup Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine, divided
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 racks of lamb (approximately 3-4 pounds), trimmed and cleaned
- Marsala Mushroom Sauce
Marsala Mushroom Sauce
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 pound fresh baby bella or cremini mushrooms, cleaned
- 2 tablespoons fresh shallots, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup beef stock
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
In large bowl, combine rosemary, 3 teaspoons garlic, lemon zest, 1/4 cup cooking wine and olive oil. Add racks of lamb, meat-side up, and cover bowl. Marinate 6-24 hours. After marinating, heat oven to 400° F. Transfer racks of lamb to heated, oven-proof saute pan on stovetop and sear each side 2 minutes until golden brown.
Transfer oven-proof saute pan with lamb to heated oven and cook approximately 10 minutes, or until lamb reaches 135° F in center. Remove pan from oven and take lamb out of pan to rest.
To make Marsala Mushroom Sauce
In same pan, melt butter over medium heat; add mushrooms and saute. Add shallots and remaining garlic, cooking until fragrant. Deglaze with remaining cooking wine. Add beef stock and whisk in Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and cook 2 minutes to reduce and thicken.
Carve racks of lamb by cutting between ribs. Serve drizzled with Marsala Mushroom Sauce. Garnish with parsley.
Lamb, Main Course, French
SOURCE: Holland House Cooking Wines
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