Grilled Lamb Chops With Mint-Mango Salsa

With The Buckley Healthcare Center

GREENFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield is a place where life is celebrated — and one of their standout features of the center is their brain healthy food! Head Chef Mike Harrison showed us how to make Grilled Lamb Chops With Mango Salsa and a Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream Sandwich!

Buckley Healthcare Center
95 Laurel Street

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Mint-Mango Sauce

2 – 1 -pound ripe mangoes, peeled, seeded
2 cups fresh mint leaves
4 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 serrano chilies, halved, seeded

Blend all ingredients in processor until smooth.  Transfer to small bowl.  Season with salt.  Cover and chill.  (Can be made 1 day ahead)

Lamb Chops

1 ½ tablespoons ground cumin
1 ½ tablespoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon course kosher salt
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
¼ cup of olive oil
2 garlic cloves, shopped
16 1-inch-thick lamb loin chops
Fresh mint

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Whisk first 8 ingredients in small bowl.  Mix oil and garlic in another bowl.  Brush chops on both sides with oil mixture, then press chops in spice mixture to coat both sides.  Grill chops to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.  Transfer to platter.  Garnish with mint springs.  Serve warm or at room temperature with sauce.

Grilled Ice Cream Sandwich

8 slice cinnamon swirl bread
4 tablespoons apple butter
2 oz. cheddar cheese
4-1/2 cups scoops vanilla ice cream

Spread apple butter on bread
Place bread on grill for 20 seconds and then flip.
Place cheese on 4 slice of bread
When cheese starts to melt place ½ cup scoop ice cream on other 4 slices make into sandwich, cut and serve.

About Buckley Healthcare Center:

Discover a different kind of care – one that ensures that you’re surrounded by people who make a difference in your life. In 11 states, patients feel right at home at National HealthCare Corporation’s more than 130 affiliated centers. Our family of centers deliver exceptional services in locations that are close to home and family, in line with our longtime commitment to provide a continuum of care to those who need our services at any age.

At NHC Buckley, Care is Our Business. Our skilled nursing and rehab center provides a full spectrum of health care services such as skilled 24 hour nursing care, long-term care, rehabilitation services and short-term respite care, palliative care and on-site hospice care. Please refer to our Services page for more information

We encourage you to review the information provided throughout this website that details what we offer our patients, families and community. Visitors are welcome any time to visit patients or tour our center. Life may change, but it never gets old.

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