July 09, 2010

Rosemary-Dijon Grilled Lamb Chops



4 lamb loin chops
1 lemon cut into thin slices
1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed

marinade:
1 large shallot
5 cloves garlic
2 teaspoon crushed rosemary
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Dijon mustard


Directions:
Place the lamb, lemon slices and mustard seed into a smal marinating container or quart sized resealable bag. Set aside. Place all of the marinade ingredients into a blender (I used my Vita-Mix)and pulse until smooth. Pour into the bag. Refrigerate up to 4 hours. Prep your grill according to the manufacturer's instructions. Place the lamb chops on the grill and cook, turning once, until medium-rare, just a few minutes on each side.




My thoughts:
These diminutive lamb chops cook up like a dream on the grill; crisp outside and juicy and tender inside. The marinade gives the chops a lovely piquancy that complements the slight gamey "wild" flavor of the lamb. Truly one of my favorite ways to cook lamb; easy but incredibly delicious.

Since they are on the small side, I like to grill them alongside a side dish of some kind (corn, potato salad or wedges, grilled eggplant) because there is plenty of room left on the grill.

3 comments:

  1. Those look delicious! I just made some lamb chops up the other day that were fantastic, but I might try this recipe next time. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Lamb chops are pretty expensive, but every once and awhile I grab a pack at Costco,and they are worth every penny. I will have to give this recipe a try- simplicity is key since the meat itself is so delectable!

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  3. I love lamb! But yes there is never enough!

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