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September Recipe of the Month – Lamb Chops with Honey Butter

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In the past month, we presented the recipe for lamb with mango chutney. As a special request, here is another lamb delicacy that will have your family and guests craving for more.

But first, let’s reinforce the benefits of lamb meat, and why you should include it as an essential part of your dietary consumption:

  1. Excellent Iron Source – Lamb has more iron than other meats like chicken and fish. When you consume more lamb, it can help improve and prevent iron deficiency (anemia).
  1. Nervous System Preservation – Lamb is a high source of B vitamins including B12, B6, B3 (niacin), B2 (riboflavin) and B5 (pantothenic acid). When you consume 3oz of lamb, you are getting more than the daily requirements; more than half of what the population consumes.  Remember, the nervous system is the energy that keeps the body in motion and functioning.
  1. Immune Booster – Lamb is the only red meat loaded with immune-boosting zinc. The immune system not only fights illnesses or helps in wound healing, but it also keeps the DNA and protein synthesis in working order.
  1. Source of Healthy Fats like Omega-3 Fatty Acids and CLA – Lamb has fat, but from it contains an anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. Grass-fed lamb meat also provides conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that helps aid fat loss, improves lean muscle mass and may be a potential cancer fighter in humans.
  1. Protein Mega Source – Imagine eating 3oz of lamb and getting over 23 grams of protein. Well, it’s not your imagination, it’s true. Protein is a sustainable fuel that helps your body maintain, build and repair muscle mass.

Lamb Chops with Honey Butter (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 8 lamb chops
  • 3oz of softened butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:

  1. Prepare honey butter
  2. In a container, mix the butter, mint, honey, and pepper to taste until it is all unified.
  3. Place the honey butter on a wax paper and shape it into small coin style circles.
  4. Refrigerate the butter until it hardens.

For Lamb Chops:

  1. Preheat the barbecue over medium heat.
  2. In a cup, mix oil and the crushed garlic, then, brush lamb chops with the oil and garlic mixture.
  3. Wrap the bone of the lamb chop with aluminum foil to prevent it from burning during cooking.
  4. Place the meat on the barbecue three minutes on each side or until tender to serve.
  5. Cut the honey butter into cylinders and place them on top of each chop.

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