Happy (almost) Easter dear friends!
I hope you all enjoyed March’s vibrant sun and are ready to welcome April and it’s wonderful gifts, such as Easter. If you are Christian, it’s time to celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ but if you have different religious believes, April is a good time to celebrate the renewal of life with family and feast.
With that in mind I prepared something so special. This classic recipe for lamb originated in Rome, but it has since become widely favorited, specially for this celebration. To me lamb is a once-a-year meal and I think you will enjoy this flavorful recipe.
The lamb itself is so delicious and rich that I strongly believe it will serve best with simple but tasty side dishes, like steamed green beans and maybe a sweet potato dish. The choice is yours, but let the light shine on the main plate.
Food certainly has the power to bring people together and for that reason I believe food is a blessing. But as you feast on your Easter meal contemplate the other true blessings in your life. May the love of Jesus bring joy and peace to you and those around you during this special celebration.
- 6-8 lamb chops
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary (chopped)
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- sea salt
- Place the lamb chops in a container that can be refrigerated. Add all the spices in a bowl, then mix with olive oil, stirring with a fork. Pour this marinade into the container with the layered lamb chops. Marinate for a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes, turn chops over, and cook for 20 more minutes, or to desired doneness.