Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto Ingredients:
½ lb of fresh mint
¼ lb fresh basil
¼ lb parsley
2 cloves finely Chopped Garlic
½ C. Blended Olive Oil
3 Tbs. Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 “Frenched” Racks of Lamb (8 ribs about 1 1/4 lbs. each) trimmed of all but a thin layer of fat. Cut the cleaned lamb rack into individual lamb chops or have your butcher clean and cut them for you.
Taziki Sauce Ingredients:
2 Cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
½ Tsp. Salt
¼ Tsp. White Pepper
1 C. Greek Yogurt, Strained
1 Cucumber, Peeled, Seeded, and Grated or Chopped Finely
1 Tbs. Fresh Mint, Chopped
Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto Directions:
In a food processor, pulse all of the mint pesto ingredients together to form a green puree. Marinate the lamb with 1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and all of the mint pesto. Using a medium high flame, grill the lamb chops for 3-6 minutes per side for medium rare. Warm in the oven for 5 minutes and serve with Taziki sauce.
Tiziki Sauce Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and served chilled with lamb racks. Chill for a couple of hours in the refrigerator before serving.
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