Lamb Chops with Savory Mint Pesto

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

Vegetable Oil

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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