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
re-calculate ingredients for:


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!

Use A Pasta Pot for Pasta

If you like pasta and are planning on having it often, I recommend getting a pasta pot.

After trying different sets, the best one Iíve found was the original, least expensive one. Itís a stainless steel pot with separate built-in pasta basket. It also comes with a vegetable steamer. Something like it is available on the Internet for about $40.00. and at several local supermarkets as low as $30.00.

You donít need to have a real heavy pan---otherwise youíre going to waste all your time heating the pan instead of getting it to boil quickly. Don't worry about hot spots since all youíre going to be doing with it is boiling water.