Lamb T-bones with roasted tomato pesto

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Serves: 4


  • 4 plum tomatoes, halved, seeded
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • ½ teaspoon sambal oelek
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon tomato paste
  • 12 loin lamb chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


For pesto:

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).

Toss tomatoes with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, salt and pepper.

Place tomatoes, cut side up on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until shrivelled slightly and browned but still juicy. Remove from oven and let cool.

Place tomatoes in a food processor. Whirl with Parmesan, mint, sambal oelek, vinegar, coriander seeds, tomato paste and remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Process until just combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


For lamb chops:

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Season chops with salt and pepper. Heat oil in skillet over high heat. Sear chops in batches for about 2 minutes per side. Place on rack over a roasting pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until chops are pink in the middle. Rest for 5 minutes. Serve with pesto dotted on top.