Seared Lamb Chops with Goat Cheese Soufflé
- 12 lamb double-cut rib chops
- olive oil, as needed
- 1 Tbs kosher salt
- 2 Tbs cracked pepper
- Souffle1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 2-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 Tbs finely chopped shallots
- 1 tsp finely chopped garlic cloves
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 12 oz goat cheese
- 6 eggs, separated
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 Tbs salted butter
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup walnut halves, coarsely chopped
- Game Rub (makes 1 cup)1/4 cup Guajillo chile powder
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 3 Tbs freshly ground pepper
- 2 Tbs ground cumin
- 1 Tbs dried rosemary, finely chopped
- 1 Tbs dried thyme leaves, finely chopped
- 1 Tbs garlic powder
- 1 Tbs brown sugar, packed
- Brush lamb chops with olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Rub with game rub.
- Place on a medium-hot grill for 5 minutes on each side; remove from grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Put lamb back on grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or to desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium or 170ºF for well.
- Souffle In a sauté pan, melt unsalted butter. Sauté shallots and garlic. Add flour and stir until smooth and bubbly. Whisk in milk; mix until smooth. Remove from heat and pour into mixer bowl. Beat in goat cheese until thoroughly combined. Add egg yolks, game rub and salt. Beat until blended.
- In separate bowl, whip egg whites into stiff peaks. Mix 1/3 of whites into egg mixture. Fold in the remaining 2/3 of whites.
- Rub 6 (8-ounce) ramekins with butter; dust with cornmeal. Line ramekins with walnuts. Pour 1 cup of mixture into each ramekin. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- RubMix all ingredients well. Store unused rub in an airtight container in pantry for future use.
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