Cocoa-Dusted Lamb Chops with Pumpkin Quinoa Cakes

Ingredients

Pumpkin Quinoa Cakes
1 cup pumpkin, cooked
1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup sautéed onion
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
1/2 cup buttered breadcrumbs

Lamb
4 lamb chops
1 tablespoon dark chocolate powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon white pepper
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon smoked paprika

Preparation

Pumpkin Quinoa Cakes: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Pat out 1/4 cup of mixture into a patty and dear on both sides in about two tablespoons of oils until seated & heated through on both sides.

Lamb: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Add chops to the mixture and let marinate overnight. Roast in the oven until desired internal temperature is reached (about 120 degrees because of thinness).

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