I made a lamb with pesto last night and it turned out great. I was doing a play on a chimichurri sauce Italian style! If you buy the leg of lamb chops, they are easy to cook either in the oven or BBQ. I decided to throw them in the oven and put brussel sprouts with them with a little balsamic reduction and bacon bits. The flavors blended well with the pesto.
When I have time I like to make my own pesto which is just olive oil, basil and pine nuts. However, if I don’t have time I buy it. There are so many great ones out there that you don’t need to make it homemade.
I coated the lamb first with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Then I coated both sides of the lamb with pesto. I also drizzled a bit of olive oil on the brussel sprouts along with a bit of balsamic reduction I made that I keep in the refrigerator. You can just use a bit of regular balsamic too. I added bacon bits that you buy in a jar. I keep that on hand when I am in a hurry. Of course, making the bacon bits yourself is always better!
I cooked for 25 minutes in the over at 350.