Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint

Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint

Serves 6

Ingredients:

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 tbsp Goccia D'oro Olive Oil
6 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
12 lamb chops
 
Method:
 

In a small bowl, stir together mint, rosemary, oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Rub on chops. Cover chops with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

  1. Prepare grill either by igniting coals and allowing them to die down to medium-hot, or by preheating a gas grill to medium-high. For medium chops, cook 6 to 7 minutes per side (or until firm); for rare, cook about 5 minutes per side (or until meat is barely firm but not springy to touch). Alternatively, preheat oven to 200 celsius; and roast chops 10 to 15 minutes, depending upon how well done you like them, turning once.

  2. Slice into one chop to test doneness; remove from grill while slightly pinker than desired (chops will continue to cook as they rest). Transfer to a platter. Serve with Minty Gremolata Sauce on side.

 

Minty Gremolata Sauce

Ingredients:

2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
1 pinch red pepper flakes
2 large cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 cup Goccia D'oro olive oil
2 tbsp hot water
 
Method:
 
Chop together mint and parsley. Place in a bowl with salt, pepper, lemon zest, pepper flakes and garlic. Stir in olive oil with a fork; then stir in hot water.