Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Mint Pesto Sauce

March 11, 2013

My family loves lamb and this is one of our favorite recipes.  I especially enjoy using loin chops because they look like little t-bone steaks, only more lamby…


pesto on grilled lamb chops

Grilled Loin Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto

GRILLED LOIN LAMB CHOPS WITH MINT PESTO

 

Ingredients

1 lb. lamb loin chops

Juice of two lemons

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

3 cloves crushed garlic

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. ground black pepper

Mint pesto sauce (recipe follows)

 

Instructions

Blend together lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon, garlic, salt and pepper.  Place lamb chops in a zip top bag, cover with marinade, seal and refrigerate for 2 hours.  Preheat grill to high.  Remove chops from marinade, rinse and pat dry.  Grill approximately 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.  Remove the chops from the grill, top with pesto and serve immediately.

 

MINT PESTO

 

Ingredients

½ cup mint leaves

½ cup parsley

2 tbsp. grated Parmesan

2 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ tbsp. lemon juice

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

 

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

-       Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor

 

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