Romantic Dinner – Lamb Chop Marinade

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional chef Javier Quiroga of To Your Taste Catering demonstrates how to make a romantic dinner for two including how to make the main course – lamb chops.

    Javier Quiroga: Hello! My name is Javier Quiroga and I am with To Your Taste Catering and today we are showing you how to make a romantic dinner for two. Right now we are showing you how to make the main course, the baby lamb chops on a bed of sweet potatoes with the Tzatziki sauce on top. The ingredients that we are going to be using for this are going to be lamb chops, little garlic, a little bit of Dijon mustard, little bit of oil, we are also going to be using salt and pepper to taste. As far as that the tools are concerned, what you are going to be using, you need a cutting board again, a very sharp knife, you need a bowl for your Marinade. You are also going to need a whisk to mix your Marinade. I strongly recommend to do this the night before is marinate your lamb chops and then I am going to show you how to make the Marinade right now. You are going to need about a quarter cup oil, then you are going to need a little bit of fresh rosemary and the way you tick off this little leaves one by one like this. Just kidding, it will take a little too long. You are going to grab this thing, grab the stem here and just with your fingers here just pull, like this, and they come right up. For two people, that is more than enough. And the great thing about it, it smells so delicious. You know. Little Rosemary Eau de Toilette. What you want to do? Just a little rough chop here, just to release all the oils and fragrance from the fresh rosemary. Okay. Let's put that inside your marinade here. Alright. And this marinade is a very classic marinade for four lamb chops. Just the oil, the rosemary. Here we have a little bit of Dijon. Okay, you are going to need two small teaspoons of Dijon in there and there you also going to need about a teaspoon of garlic, a pinch and a half of salt and a pinch of pepper. Then we just whisk this in a little bit until it all incorporates together. As you can see that these are mustard and the rosemary and everything, the oil, it is all coming in together very well. Very nice. Now we are going to the main guest of the dinner party which is the lamb chop. Delicious, flavorful, it is very very nice. You can get these at your regular butcher shop. You can get these at any wholesale store and the good thing about this, it is already Frenched. When they say Frenched meaning that they clean the bones because usually the lamb chop , it is all the way out here. So it has already been cleaned. Okay except for some of the fat that I am going to trim off right now. The way you trim this. You set it down and just trim some of the fat off jut like that. Okay. Until you get a little bit of the red meat that you see. This one is little pigley, she had a lot. There you go. And you do want to leave some of the fat in there because there is a lot of flavor in that fat as well. If you notice all the bones here like this, you want to cut against the side of all the bones here like this. Two people, we are going to be doing three chops per person. So that is eight. Just kidding. That is six right, so you got three plus three six. Alright. So what we are going to do? You want to have two single chops and two double chops. And I will show you later on why I am doing this, for presentation purposes. Okay. So, if you notice the meat part is here and the way the chops like this, so which one to do, cut here okay against the bone, against the bone. Bone Done. That is one of them, okay. Then this one you want to do the double. Okay, against the bone. See how my knife is going here against the bone here. So it kind of guides you with everything there. So you have the double here. Okay. You do again single and double. Throw this inside the marinade and mix this up a little bit and you can marinade them with the meat side down. That is plenty of marinade for those six lamb chops. We are going to put this in refrigerator overnight. The flavor tomorrow is going to be unbelievable. And that is how you marinade your lamb chops. Next we are going to be showing you how to make the sweet potato puree.