Lamb Chops with Fennel and Tomatoes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine

Prep Time: 16 min Inactive Prep Time: -- Cook Time: 24 min Level: Easy Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss the fennel and tomatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the vegetables on the baking sheet, with the tomatoes cut-side up. Roast until the tomatoes are soft and the fennel is golden, about 30 minutes, turning halfway through.

Meanwhile, cook the garlic in the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until golden, about 3 minutes. Add the beans and 2 1/2 cups water and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid thickens, about 15 minutes. Stir in the oregano and parmesan, if desired.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and grill until marked on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until just firm to the touch, 4 to 5 more minutes for medium-rare. Divide the beans among plates and top with the lamb and roasted vegetables.

Per serving: Calories 416; Fat 17 g (Saturated 4 g); Cholesterol 62 mg; Sodium 442 mg; Carbohydrate 35 g; Fiber 11 g; Protein 30 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos