NORTH Festival – Lamb Chops with Roasted Rutabaga

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There are so many different kinds of food in this world to explore and try. I wanted to share with you a little bit of Icelandic Food.  You’re probably wondering what kind of food or cuisine is offered out there. Well I came up with a fun recipe that I hope you enjoy.  Iceland is known for its fresh organic foods. The seafood and Lamb are amazingly fresh and have tons of flavor. In this recipe I wanted to add a vegetable, but it is very hard for fruits and vegetables to grow in Iceland.  So, I did a little research and found that potatoes, beets and anything that is a root grows well there.  Rutabaga popped into mind. I also wanted to add the Skyr type of Icelandic yogurt into the mix to give my dish some creaminess.  I hope you give this recipe a try and remember there are so many foods out there to explore and play with.

Ingredients for Lamb:

6 Lamb Chops

Salt & Pepper, to taste

2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon of Butter, optional (give a great caramalzation and crust)


Season Lamb Chops on both sides and let sit for about 10 minutes. In a large skillet on medium to high heat add olive oil and butter. When butter is melted add the chops to skillet. Cook about 4 minutes on each side (some people like lamb chops medium well). Set aside when done.

Ingredients for Rutabaga:

2 Medium to Large Rutabagas, peeled and cubed

3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper, to taste

2 -3 Large Garlic cloves

1-2 Shallots, cut in half

4 Sprigs of Thyme


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large baking sheet place cubed rutabaga, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, thyme, shallots. Toss everything together and place in the oven for about 40 to 45 minutes until nice and golden.

Ingredients for Skyr Sauce:

2 5.3oz of Siggis Icelandic Yogurt (in this recipe I used a coconut flavor for some sweetness, but you can add whatever flavor)

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup of chives, chopped

Salt & Pepper, to taste


Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together. Place on top of chops when done.

When everything is done plate your dish and serve. Enjoy!

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