LAMB CHOPS in Tomato Sauce with pasta or rice.
other cuts of lamb, leg, neck, shoulder are cooked in the same way.
Did you have difficulty sleeping last night?
A little birdy told me that you were counting sheep all night.
Somehow, one of the sheep visited me complaining that the whole flock was tired of jumping over your head night after night, and one in particular needed some rest.
The consensus of the flock was that I provide you with the following recipe, so that you may realize how delicious their meat is when young and tender.
The meat of a young sheep is termed lamb.
The younger the lamb, the more tender the meat.
The fresh lamb is better than the frozen one.
You may purchase fresh lamb from your butcher, if you have one.
Obviously you may pay a bit more but you will have twice the satisfaction.
In the frozen categories, most of the time, there is a statement of the country of origin.
Some people believe that lamb from this country is better than lamb from another country.
I will not say which country is better or worse because, I may find myself in big trouble with the country itself.
There are many ways of preparing lamb, for example, lamb chops, curry, baked, souvlaki, bbq, braised, and the list does not end.
In the bbq format, you may follow the instructions that I have posted under the Raccoon BBQ.
Which to everyone’s surprise, has only been published in the recipe section for a short while on the web but has climbed to the number one spot on the Google Search Engine after the advertisments.
The recipe I am about to reveal to you is designed to let you do the cooking in a casserole or large pot.
By following the photos to the last detail, you will be very proud that you attempted this dish and will be amazed at the final outcome.
Upon completion of the whole process, you will need something to complement your creation.
You may serve your Lamb Chops in Tomato Sauce with rice
(this link shows you how to prepare rice).
Alternately, you may choose to serve it with pasta such as fettuccini, spaghetti, linguini, fusili, etc., etc.
This link takes you to instructions as to how to prepare pasta.
By the way, I hope you are familiar with Mr. Goudas Pasta and that you have actually verbalized the statement printed on the packaging:
Let us talk a little bit about the recipe we are about to create.
There are many parts of the lamb, e.g, head, leg, neck, shoulder and testicles.
In Greece, lamb is usually roasted and is a tradition at Easter time.
Read the book, An Easter Story which reveals all the information about this occasion.
You will also realize that there is the statement; my lamb tastes better than yours.
Should you have the time to link into the book, you will discover a wonderful story.
You may realize by scanning this website that there is no copy and paste, neither is there any stolen photos from any other website in the world.
It is unique in its entirety.
Let us do some cooking of our Lamb Chops.
This does not mean that you should not pick up any other cuts, because they are all cooked in the same way.
Assuming that you purchased some lamb chops from your butcher, I presume that you purchased fresh, and not frozen.
Obviously, frozen lamb chops have to be defrosted over night.
You will also need a large onion, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chili Powder (or Mr. Goudas Trinidad Hot Sauce), Mr. Goudas Diced Tomatoes with Herbs and Spice.
The photos show step by step instructions.
First of all, place chops in a pot
Under running water wash thoroughly.
Use your hands to make sure and remove all the bones and small bone chops from the meat. You don't want to break your teeth, and then come running to me about your dental problems.
Place lamb chops in the strainer and drain all the water out.
Place a large pot on the stove and pour a couple cooking spoonfuls of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and heat up.
Marketing lamb is not a part of my business.
However, I would advise you to use a good Olive Oil.
Beautiful labels do not mean anything in the Olive Oil business.
What is inside the bottle is what is important.
The following should also be imprinted on the label: the country where the olives are grown (origin), country where produced and packaged and a statement of the level of acidity.
Should this information not be on the label, that oil is very suspicous.
Read the book, The Olive Tree, to have a better understanding of the subject.
This information will be of value to you forever.
Place lamb chops in heated oil.
Cook until some colour comes to the Lamb chops.
Continue to stir because, you don't want them to stick to the bottom of the pot.
While the lamb chops are cooking and achieving some colour, dice the onion as per photo.
Make sure you cut them more than half an inch thick.
If you cut them to quarter of an inch or smaller, they will disappear in the cooking process.
Add the onions to the Lamb chops.
Open a can of Mr. Goudas Diced Tomatoes with herbs and spice, and pour over the sautéing Lamb Chops.
In the picture, you can see Diced Tomatoes, however, if your prefer you can use whole tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, etc, etc,.
It's totally up to you.
It is not advised to use tomato paste, because that will make the sauce too strong in taste, and you will need to add sugar to take the acidity out.
Add a dash of Salt (Sea Salt is preferable), Garlic Powder, Chili Powder and Black Pepper.
If you have some other spices that you prefer, then feel free to add them.
Blend in all the ingredients.
Cover and simmer for approximately one hour, stirring occasionally, to ensure that there is enough liquid and the chops do not stick to the bottom of the pot.
I asked you to cover the pot, however, I show you an uncovered pot in the picture.
If I show you a picture of a covered pot, you will not see the beautiful and magnificent cooking process happening below.
Time is up, your masterpiece is ready.
The sauce is now quite thick, and the meat is very tender.
Get ready for a mouth watering explosion of a meal.
Do you like my serving suggestion?
A plate of pasta with the lamb chops and a generous helping of grated cheese.
You may be thinking what is happening with the pig and the lamb below:
As I mentioned above, the roasting of lamb is a Greek Easter tradition.
The Greek people continously make a joke of everything, and I noticed the below picture, which I have found amusing.
Obviously, if someone doesn't understand the language, it is not much of a joke.
However, I translated the meaning below and since there may be children viewing this site, I have not put the actual words in English, so you can read between the lines.
The pig is wishing the lamb a happy Easter.
The lamb responds "Go and F$#%^ yourself!", knowing that he will be roasted at Easter.
Now that you have thoroughly enjoyed every tender and delicious piece of your Lamb Chops in Tomato Sauce with Pasta and shredded Cheese, please have a good night’s sleep. Baa!
I made you smile and possible laugh, and I have given you the instructions for the most beautiful lamb chop recipe in the world.
What else do you want from me?
All I want in return is for you to buy my products in the supermarkets, and if your supermarket doesn't have Mr. Goudas brand products on their shelves, just go across the street.
Spyros Peter Goudas.