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Grilled Lamb Chops With Chimichurri Sauce

  • Author: Olga's Flavor Factory
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

Grilled Lamb Chops are such a special treat, especially marinated in a Chimichurri Sauce, which gives them a really terrific garlic and herb flavor. The Chimichurri Sauce can also be used for many other recipes, like grilled or poached chicken, beef, pork or seafood. 


Ingredients

1 3/4 – 2 lbs rack of lamb, 7-9 lamb chops

salt, ground black pepper

Chimichurri Sauce:

3/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 cup parsley leaves, packed

1/2 cup cilantro leaves, packed

2 Tablespoons chives or green onions

2-4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional

salt, ground black pepper


Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill on high heat for at least 20-30 minutes, covered. Clean your grill grates. Take a wad of paper towels and holding them with a pair of tongs, dip them into a small bowl of oil and brush the grill grates 3-5 times. This will help to create a barrier on the grates, making them somewhat nonstick.
  2. Prep the lamb chops. Trim off a bit of the extra fat and cut the rack of lamb into individual chops, by cutting in between the rib bones.
  3. Season the lamb chops evenly with salt and ground black pepper on both sides. Set aside in a large bowl.
  4. Take the leaves off the parsley and the cilantro. Pack them into the measuring cup to measure. Slice the green onions/chives. Mince the garlic or press through a garlic press. Doing this beforehand will help all the ingredients to process evenly.
  5. Process all the ingredients in the food processor until smooth. Reserve at least half of the sauce to be served on the side with the grilled lamb chops.
  6. Pour the remaining sauce over the lamb chops and mix until the sauce is evenly covering the lamb.
  7. Place the lamb chops on the diagonal on  the preheated grill. Cook, covered, for about 5 minutes, until you get a nice golden color and sear, flip to another part of the grill that is also hot, so that the second side is placed on searing hot grates as well. Grill for another 3-5 minutes, depending on how thick your lamb chops are and depending on how you like the meat to be cooked.
  8. Serve the lamb with the reserved Chimichurri Sauce.

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