Espresso Marinated Lamb Chops –

Espresso Marinated Lamb Chops

  By lentilsorg    

July 13, 2015

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  • Prep: 15 Minutes
  • Cook: 35 Minutes
  • 15 Minutes

    35 Minutes

    50 Minutes

  • Yields: 6


  1. PLACE the lamb in a large plastic resealable bag. In a small bowl, whisk together the coffee, garlic, oil, black pepper, mustard, wine, and salt together. Pour the marinade over lamb, seal bag, and rub in thoroughly on all sides. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. FOR the lentils: In a medium saucepan, heat canola oil. Add the leek and sauté until slightly golden. Stir in the smoked paprika and sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Deglaze the pan with the red wine and stock. Stir in the maple syrup, kale, and cooked lentils. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the fresh mint.
  3. PREHEAT the oven to 400°F (200°C). Remove the lamb from the marinade and brush off the excess espresso grounds. Heat a thick bottomed large ovenproof skillet, add canola oil and cook the lamb until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast to desired doneness, medium rare is suggested. For medium rare, cook for approximately 6-10 minutes or until the lamb reaches an internal temperature of 140-145°F on a meat thermometer. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. LAY the hot lentils down on a platter, top with the roasted lamb chops and garnish with fresh mint.


Marinated lamb:

8 lamb loin chops

2 Tbsp (30 mL) ground espresso

1 garlic clove, minced

3 Tbsp (45 mL) olive oil

½ tsp (2 mL) ground black pepper

½ tsp (2 mL) whole grain mustard

½ cup (125 mL) red wine

¼ tsp (1 mL) coarse salt

1-2 Tbsp (15-30 mL) canola oil, for cooking

Smoky lentils:

1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

1½ cup (375 mL) finely sliced leek

1 tsp (5 mL) smoked paprika

¼ cup (60 mL) red wine

½ cup (125 mL) lamb or beef stock

1 Tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup

1 cup (250 mL) chopped kale

12⁄3 cup (400 mL) cooked or canned green lentils, drained and rinsed

salt and ground black pepper, to taste

1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh chopped mint plus more for garnish


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size2 lamb chops with ¾ cup (175 mL) smoky lentils
Sodium240 mg
Potassium500 mg
Protein21 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Sugar3 g
Total Fat26 g
Saturated Fat7 g
Total Carbohydrates17 g
Dietary Fiber4 g