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.
Preparation time: 5 minutesCooking time: 10 minutes
4 Lamb loin chops
1 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Rosemary
1 Tablespoons Chopped Garlic
1/4 Cup Extra virgin Olive oil
Several grinds Black Pepper
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.
Serve with a young Syrah or a Cote du Rhone style wine (Syrah - Grenache blend) at cool cellar temperature 58-60F.