Minted Pears and Lamb
|Lamb shoulder chops||6 (3/4 Inch Thick)|
|Canned pear halves||16 Ounce, drained (1 Can)|
|Margarine/Butter||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted|
|Lemon juice||2 Tablespoon (Of 1 Large Lemon)|
|Dried mint leaves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Diagonally slash outer edge of fat on lamb at 1-inch intervals to prevent curling.
Set oven control to broil and/or 550°.
Place lamb on rack in broiler pan.
Broil with tops 2 to 3 inches from heat until brown, about 6 minutes.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper; turn.
Broil until done, 5 to 7 minutes longer.
About 2 minutes before lamb is done, arrange pear halves, cut sides up, around lamb.
Mix margarine, lemon juice and mint; brush over pears.
Heat remaining margarine mixture; serve with lamb.
Fill pears with mint jelly if desired.