Grilled Lamb Chops with Butter, Mint and Garlic – Quick and Easy – Gluten Free

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Butter, Mint and Garlic

I learned about this way to top off Grilled Lamb Chops years ago, back in New Jersey when I was working at a very high end kinda restaurant. The chef that I worked under taught me a lot of stuff that I still draw on. Mint goes good with a lot of things but it just seems like a natural with lamb. My grandma often had leg of lamb for the Sunday sit-down dinner and always had small dishes of mint jelly on the table to compliment the lamb.

Today’s kitchen gadget is actually a pair of Calphalon skillets. I have had mine for 6 years and use them almost every night. They are still in perfect shape and I highly recommend them.

You could have the potatoes and veggies doing their thing in the oven while the lamb chops are getting their treatment on the burner.

Turn on the oven and set at 400°F/204°C. Take the chops out of the fridge to let them lose some of the chill while you prep the potatoes and broccoli.

Grilled Lamb Chops poppopcooks.com quick and easy gluten freeLine a baking pan with aluminum foil and put the cut up potatoes and the broccoli florets in. Don’t worry if the broccoli is still a little frozen. It will catch up. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Gently stir it all up and repeat. Then in the oven it goes.

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Melt some butter in the microwave and add the mint and garlic. Save some of the mint for garnish.

Grilled Lamb Chops quick and easy gluten free poppopcooks.comPut a  skillet on at medium high and add just enough olive oil to coat the bottom. While it’s heating up lightly salt and pepper both sides of the chops. When the pan is hot add the chops. Spoon 1/2 of the mint mixture over the lamb chops.

Grilled Lamb Chops-5-poppopcooks.comGive them about 3-4 minutes (depending on their thickness) and turn them over. Spoon the remaining butter mix on top. When that side is done turn them over briefly to get the topping cooked a little. The veggies will be done by now.

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So enjoy this real tasty quick and easy dinner. Pinot Noir went great with ours.

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  1. Turn on the oven and set at 400°F/204°C. Take the chops out of the fridge to let them lose some of the chill while you prep the potatoes and broccoli.
  2. Line a pan with aluminum foil and put the cut up potatoes and the broccoli florets in. Don't worry if the broccoli is still a little frozen. It will catch up. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Gently stir it all up and repeat. Then in the oven it goes.
  3. Melt some butter in the microwave and add the mint and garlic. Save some of the mint for garnish. Put a skillet on at medium high and add just enough olive oil to coat the bottom. While it's heating up lightly salt and pepper both sides of the chops. When the pan is hot add the chops. Spoon 1/2 of the mint mixture over the lamb chops. Give them about 3-4 minutes (depending on their thickness) and turn them over. Spoon the remaining butter mix on top. When that side is done turn them over briefly to get the topping cooked a little. The veggies will be done by now.
  4. So enjoy this real tasty quick and easy dinner. Pinot Noir went great with ours.
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Chicken Rice and Broccoli – One Pan – 30 Minutes

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Chicken Rice and Broccoli – One Pan – 30 Minutes

You will have another quick, easy and delish one pan meal on the table in 30 minutes. Here we go!

Put a large skillet on at medium high and eyeball about 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil into it. Cut up the chicken breasts or tenders into about 1″ cubes and put them in the pan. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Stir the chicken up occasionally as it cooks.

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Take your broccoli florets out of the fridge, cut the onion into strips and chop up the garlic.

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When the chicken has just started to brown add the veggies to the pan.

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When the onion strips start to get translucent add the minute rice, butter and the chicken broth.

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Bring the liquid up to a fast simmer then lower the heat just enough to maintain the simmer. Stir it often as it cooks and add more broth or water if necessary. The rice should be ready in about 8-10 minutes. When it is as soft or as firm as YOU like it mix in the grated parmesan cheese and serve it up! We like this quick and easy one pot meal and I bet you and your gang will too.

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BTW any leftovers will make great lunch tomorrow or in the freezer for a weeknight nuke it no brainer.

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Pinot Grigio rounded things out real nice for us.

 

 

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  1. Put a large skillet on at medium high and eyeball about 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil into it. Cut up the chicken breasts or tenders into about 1" cubes and put them in the pan. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Stir the chicken up occasionally as it cooks.
  2. Take your broccoli florets out of the fridge, cut the onion into strips and chop up the garlic. When the chicken has just started to brown add the veggies to the pan. When the onion strips start to get translucent add the minute rice, butter and the chicken broth.
  3. Bring the liquid up to a fast simmer then lower the heat just enough to maintain the simmer. Stir it often as it cooks and add more broth or water if necessary. The rice should be ready in about 8-10 minutes. When it is as soft or as firm as YOU like it mix in the grated parmesan cheese and serve it up!
Recipe Notes

If you are using frozen broccoli florets, don't worry about it, just take them out of the freezer first thing and then go ahead with the chicken.

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Oven Baked Pork Chops – Whole Meal in One Pan – 30 Minutes

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You will have no cleanup with this Oven Baked Pork Chops meal. And, the whole meal all in one pan. Load it all on the cookie sheet and stick in the oven.

Set the oven at 400°F/200°C. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray or coat it with olive oil. Lay the pork chops in the pan. Lightly drizzle olive oil on both sides of the chops then salt, pepper, red pepper flakes (optional), garlic powder, dried basil and lots of grated parmesan cheese on both sides. Press it all onto the meat with a wide knife or spatula.

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Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise then slice about 1/4″ (6mm) thick. Spread the potatoes and broccoli out around the pork chops and drizzle them with olive oil. Lightly salt, pepper and garlic powder. Then a heavy dose of grated parmesan. Stir them up a little to get them more evenly coated. Then sprinkle the rest of the grated parmesan all over everything.

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Into the oven and when the pork chops reach 155°/68°C on an instant read meat thermometer they are done and so are the veggies. (15-20 minutes)

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Then serve up your Oven Baked Pork Chops meal. Maybe with a nice merlot. No, absolutely with a nice merlot! Bon Appetit!

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BTW this is your cleanup.

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  1. Set the oven at 400°F/200°C. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray or coat it with olive oil. Lay the pork chops in the pan. Lightly drizzle olive oil on both sides of the chops then salt, pepper, red pepper flakes (optional), garlic powder, dried basil and lots of grated parmesan cheese on both sides. Press it all onto the meat with a wide knife or spatula.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise then slice about 1/4" (6mm) thick. Spread the potatoes and broccoli out around the pork chops and drizzle them with olive oil. Lightly salt, pepper and garlic powder. Then a heavy dose of grated parmesan. Stir them up a little to get them more evenly coated. Then sprinkle the rest of the grated parmesan all over everything.
  3. Into the oven and when the pork chops reach 155°/68°C on an instant read meat thermometer they are done and so are the veggies. (15-20 minutes)
  4. Then serve up your Oven Baked Pork Chops meal. Maybe with a nice merlot. No, absolutely with a nice merlot! Bon Appetit!
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This recipe also works real well with chicken tenders, breasts or thighs of course just cook the chicken until 170F/77C on the meat thermometer.

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Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fried Rice – Twenty Minutes

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You will make this meal faster and better than your favorite Chinese delivery or take out. The whole Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fried Rice meal on the table in twenty minutes and real good.

If your shrimp is frozen put them in a bowl of water and they will be ready when it’s time to add them to the skillet. If you don’t have any leftover rice in the fridge put a pot of water on and add the salt. I use “minute rice” for a quick meal like this one but regular rice works fine just give it about a 10 minute head start. Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball enough olive oil to coat the bottom about 1/8″ deep. If your broccoli is frozen just microwave them for a minute. Chop up the garlic and cut the larger broccoli florets in half through the stems. 

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Put the broccoli in the pan and salt and pepper it. Toss a few times as they cook. When the water boils add the rice. Let it come back to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and put a lid on it. When the broccoli starts to singe on the edges – about 5 minutes -add the garlic. Squeeze some lemon juice on the garlic and toss it all together.

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Toss a few more times as the garlic cooks a little. Just about 1 minute. Push the broccoli and garlic to the outside of the pan and lay the shrimp out flat on the bottom the skillet. 

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Cook them just one minute each side.

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The rice should be done by now so add it to the skillet. Toss or stir to get it all mixed together. If the rice isn’t done yet just lower the heat on the skillet to medium low and toss occasionally ’til the rice catches up.

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Serve it up with some soy sauce topping it off and enjoy your Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fried Rice. Now wasn’t that easy?

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  1. If your shrimp is frozen put them in a bowl of water and they will be ready when it's time to add them to the skillet. If you don't have any leftover rice in the fridge put a pot of water on and add the salt. I use "minute rice" for a quick meal like this one but regular rice works fine just give it about a 10 minute head start. Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball enough olive oil to coat the bottom about 1/8" deep. Chop up the garlic and cut the larger broccoli florets in half through the stems. If your broccoli is frozen just microwave them for a minute.
  2. Put the broccoli in the pan and salt and pepper it. Toss a few times as they cook. When the water boils add the rice. Let it come back to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and put a lid on it. When the broccoli starts to singe on the edges - about 5 minutes -add the garlic. Squeeze some lemon juice on the garlic and toss it all together.
  3. Toss a few more times as the garlic cooks a little. Just about 1 minute. Push the broccoli and garlic to the outside of the pan and lay the shrimp out flat on the bottom the skillet. Cook the shrimp just about 1 minute each side.
  4. The rice should be done by now so add it to the skillet. Toss or stir to get it all mixed together. If the rice isn't done yet just lower the heat on the skillet to medium low and toss occasionally 'til the rice catches up.
  5. Serve it up with some soy sauce topping it off and enjoy your Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fried Rice. Now wasn't that easy?
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