Pan Seared Lamb Loin Chops with Arugula Mint Pesto

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Ugh. I just took a huge swig of spoiled cashew milk. Siiiiiiiick. My stomach is churning.

Speaking of stomach churning, did you watch The Bachelorette last night? Man, that sh*ts good. Literally the worst dates you could imagine, they went on. Aren’t dates suppose to help you like the person more? I don’t think these dates really did that…at all. Let’s talk about these.

Date #1 – Sumo wrestling date. As sexy as a 600 pound man stomping his feet is, the sexiest part of that date was definitely the thick southern accent man letting his ball hang out of his sumo outfit. What more would you want to see on a first date than a ball sack? The best part of that entire episode were the bloopers at the end when Ben was so kind to use spray sunscreen on the Southern boy’s loose ball. What a kind soul. PS Denver Ben looks soooo familiar and it is driving me crazy! How do I know his face?!

Date #2 – Horror date. That date was quite literally the worst date that could ever be dreamed up. Lock two people in a room who barely know each other, smear blood on the walls, put maggots and scorpions in drawers, wrap snakes around toilets and make them dig through all this stuff to get clues in order to end their date. WTF Chris Harrison? What weirdos are on your staff?!

Date #3 – Sex ed class date. Honestly, I don’t think I could even explain to children how the female reproductive system works. But hey, what’s sexier than a man trying to explain a women’s period to a group of 10 year olds? That sounds like the most fun date ever.

We don’t even need to talk about Clint and JJ. They’re the worst. I’m totally judging JJ as a father figure.

The man and I are trying to plan a little weekend getaway. Just a three day trip. We just need to get away. I personally need a beach and an all inclusive hotel, but I don’t want to spend much money since we are saving for our upcoming wedding. Any recommendations? I neeeeeeed your help. And please don’t say go to the mountains. I grew up in the mountains. Nah man.

Oh crap, I almost forgot! The pesto I made for you today has the best olive oil ever in it! Have you tried out Kasandrino’s Olive Oil yet? It tastes so damn good. I put it on everything AND I use their chapstick like it’s going out of style. Well, they are so wonderful and are offering 10% off your order for all PaleOMG readers! And you get FREE shipping for all orders over $50. Just use the discount code paleomg at checkout! You’re gonna love this stuff!

Pan Seared Lamb Loin Chops with Arugula Mint Pesto

5.0 rating
4 reviews
PREP 10 mins
COOK 10 mins
TOTAL 20 mins
Yields 3-4

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 pounds lamb loin chops
  • salt, to taste

For the pesto

  • 1 1/2 cup packed arugula
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Kasandrinos Olive Oil
  • black pepper, to garnish

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add ghee, sprinkle salt on both sides of lamb loin chops and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Set aside and cover with foil.
  2. While loin chops rest, place all pesto ingredients in a food processor, except for the olive oil.
  3. Pulse until combine then turn on food processor and slowly pour in Kasandrino's Olive Oil in until preferred texture. If you want more chunky, use less olive oil. For smoother consistency, use more olive oil.
  4. Top lamb loin chops off with pesto and sprinkle with a bit of black pepper.

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INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 pounds lamb loin chops
  • salt, to taste

For the pesto

  • 1 1/2 cup packed arugula
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Kasandrinos Olive Oil
  • black pepper, to garnish

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add ghee, sprinkle salt on both sides of lamb loin chops and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Set aside and cover with foil.
  2. While loin chops rest, place all pesto ingredients in a food processor, except for the olive oil.
  3. Pulse until combine then turn on food processor and slowly pour in Kasandrino's Olive Oil in until preferred texture. If you want more chunky, use less olive oil. For smoother consistency, use more olive oil.
  4. Top lamb loin chops off with pesto and sprinkle with a bit of black pepper.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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18 thoughts on “Pan Seared Lamb Loin Chops with Arugula Mint Pesto”

  1. Can I just say that I am going to miss Tony. I was really looking forward to getting to know his warrior spirit and gypsy soul.

      1. Juli, I love you for your recipes and fashion but that response was perfect. That was so awkward when it happened on the show!

  2. Santa Fe, New Mexico is a nice weekend getaway from Denver. I think it’s only a 5 hour drive and isn’t super expensive. Plus they are known for their spas

  3. I really hate when people ask stupid substitution questions on your blog, but now it’s my turn to ask a stupid question: would the mint pesto taste good on pork chops?

    For your weekend get away, you could to go Park City, UT. It is probably about an 8 hour drive from Denver, but they have some killer spas. Park City is in the mountains though.

  4. Don’t know if you groupon.. but you can get some pretty good deals for short getaways on their trip section. P

  5. Mexico would probably be your best bet for an affordable beachside all inclusive. I’m in Miami so the closest ones to me are in Cancun but I believe for you it would be cheapest to fly to the Cabo area. Both are nice!

  6. You should check out the blog Possessionista.com, her recaps of the Bachelorette are hilarious. Plus she lets you know where to find Kaitlyn’s fashions.

  7. My BF and I just did a short 3 night trip to San Juan Puerto Rico, and I highly recommend it! It’s really a great place to get in and out of fast because your phone will work there, they speak English, and you don’t have to worry about currency. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan (I had a government discount), which if you can find any discounts for, I highly recommend! It’s not all inclusive, but they have a killer breakfast buffet (that we turned into brunch), and we also took the opportunity to eat at some fantastic restaurants in town (5 course tasting menu anyone?).

  8. I just made this recipe last night and it was delicious!! I’m not usually a big “sauce” person, but this pesto was fabulous and really complimented the lamb beautifully. Not to mention, it was super fast and easy to cook!

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