Recipe by Moshe Nafisi

Roasted Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops Over Potato-Beet Mash

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Meat Meat
Medium Medium
4 Servings

No Allergens specified

Lamb chops seasoned with garlic and herb paste, then perfectly roasted and served atop a creamy potato-beet mash.   Click here to watch the entire show!


Lamb Chops

  • 2-pound rack of lamb (see note)

  • kosher salt

  • 7–10 cloves garlic, peeled

  • olive oil

  • 3–4 sprigs rosemary

  • 3–4 sprigs thyme

Potato-Beet Mash

  • about 10 baby potatoes, unpeeled, washed

  • 1 (17.6-ounce) package Gefen Beets, drained



For the Lamb Chops


Generously sprinkle the lamb with kosher salt and set it aside.


In an oven-safe dish, place the garlic. Cover with olive oil and place in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15–20 minutes. (The exact cook time will depend on your oven. You want the garlic to get a nice golden brown crispy look before taking it out.)


Meanwhile, de-stem rosemary and thyme.


Add herbs and roasted garlic (together with the olive oil) into a food processor. Using the S blade, process this to a thick, pasty consistency. Set aside.


In a cast iron skillet, sear the rack of lamb for one to two minutes per side.  Take off and let cool down.


Rub the roasted garlic and herb paste evenly on the meat in a generous layer, then pack it down.


Heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Roast the lamb until the internal temperature reads 125–128 degrees Fahrenheit (about 15–18 minutes).


I cannot stress this enough, the key to this dish is using fresh, high -grade lamb chops. Get them at your local butcher shop and ask them to French them for you, saving you an extra step.

For the Potato-Beet Mash


Bring some water to a hard boil. Drop in baby potatos and let boil for about 30–40 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Drain.


In a blender, blend the potatoes and Gefen Beets until you get a smooth yet slightly clumpy texture.

To Serve


Spoon one or two dollops of the potato-beet mash onto the bottom of the plate, then place the lamb chops directly on top.


Dress with coarse sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. If you want to get fancy, you can char a sprig of rosemary to garnish your dish.


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Roasted Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops Over Potato-Beet Mash

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