California Central Coast Recipes

Grilled Lamb Chops Romantic Table Style

This is how we do simple Lamb chops Romantic Table Style (Spring's best red meat!) We like to also use our own homemade Mint Pesto - much more interesting and flavorful than the traditional mint jelly.

The trick to turning out delicious, tender lamb is simply keep it simple, using a marinade of fresh rosemary, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil and freshly-cracked black pepper.

The mint pesto, the recipe is elsewhere on our website. It uses a combination of fresh mint and Italian parsley, with fresh walnuts, garlic, olive oil and a little salt and pepper. At most this takes about ten minutes to make up. And it really has a dimension of good accent flavors for that fantastic lamb. ©2017, Grilled Lamb Chops Romantic Table Style
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
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4 Lamb loin chops
1 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Rosemary
1 Tablespoons Chopped Garlic
1/4 Cup Extra virgin Olive oil
Several grinds Black Pepper

Preparation Directions.

1 Mix the spices and and olive oil together.

2 Place the olive oil mixture and lamb chops in a sealable plastic bag. Invert several times to coat the lamb chops well, then refrigerate for a few hours or more. Occasionally invert the bag while marinating. Before grilling, set the lamb chops and bag out to bring to room temperature.

3 For medium rare chops (recommended!) grill first side over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, rotating 90degs once midway. Flip the chops and grill for another 3 to 4 minutes to finish. Remove from the grill, cover and let rest for a few minutes.

4 Serve with our Mint Pesto Romantic Table Style on the side.

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

Serve with a young Syrah or a Cote du Rhone style wine (Syrah - Grenache blend) at cool cellar temperature 58-60F.

A tip from Sue!

Frying fish is not hard

Frying fish is not hard. The trick is to evenly coat the fish and allow the coating to set and dry a bit before frying. The purpose of the coating is to keep moisture in NOT absorb oil! To minimize oil absorption fry at a temperature between 350F and 400F max