Ingredients & Directions

4 lamb loin chops
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
2 ounces goat cheese cut into 4 slices
Balsamic Cherry Sauce:
1 cup dried tart cherries
1 cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2-3 tablespoons butter (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F. Rub lamb chops with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Place in a baking pan and bake for 10 minutes. Top each chop with a slice of goat cheese and bake 4 to 5 minutes longer for medium-rare.
To make sauce, combine cherries, vinegar, broth, and brown sugar in a saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced. Stir in butter and season with salt and pepper. Serve over lamp chops.
Yields: 4 servings.
Recipe adapted from Colorado Classique