Recipe challenge ingredients

Roast/Bake — Preheat your oven while you prep your ingredients.

Lamb — An acquired taste for some, but that's why we're here.

Rice — A classic food staple around the world.

Rosemary — A fragrant evergreen herb popular in Mediterranean dishes.

Lemon — No kitchen should be without a squeeze. Or a zest.

Asparagus — A classic reminder of spring, when it’s fresh and at its best.

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Roast/bake: lamb, rice, rosemary, lemon, and asparagus

How will you prepare lamb, rice, lemon, and asparagus?

For your protein, veggies, and carbs, try this combination: lamb, asparagus, and rice. Add some flavor and fun by incorporating rosemary and lemon into the meal.

It’s up to you whether you want to throw everything together into a single dish or whether you want to separate them into a main course and one or more side dishes. But to make things more challenging, roast/bake at least one of the dishes.

Recipe Ideas

Lamb Chops With Rosemary And Pan-Roasted Lemony Asparagus

Lamb Chops With Rosemary And Pan-Roasted Lemony Asparagus

Perfect for Easter or any other day.

Prep time: 15 minutes; cook time: 80 minutes.
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 10 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large lemons (1 juiced and zested)
  • 8 medium lamb loin chops
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salted butter
  • Salt and black pepper
  1. In a large container mix together 6 cloves garlic, 6 tbsp olive oil, the juice and zest of 1 lemon, 1/2 tsp salt, black pepper, rosemary, oregano, and thyme.. Add the lamb chops and rub with the marinade mixture. Leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Remove the lamb to sit at room temperature for at least 5 minutes before cooking.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°.
  4. Rinse, dry, and trim the ends of the asparagus. Slice one of the lemons into thin slices. Toss the asparagus with the remaining garlic and olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Roast for 8-13 minutes.
  5. While the asparagus roasts, cook the lamb. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the lamb chops, and cook 4-6 minutes, until there's a nice dark crust on the bottom.
  6. Once they're done, serve the lemony asparagus and lamb together.

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