Grilled Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint
Lamb is a traditional spring dish, especially popular at Easter time. Lamb chops are marinated in a potent combination of herbs, garlic & spices to bring out every bit of juicy flavor. Cooking time is very short, so make sure you have everything else ready ahead of time.
Place the garlic, rosemary, cayenne, salt and pepper into a food processor. Pulse until combined. Add the olive oil and process into a paste. Rub the paste on the lamb chops, coating both sides thoroughly. Marinate for at least 1 hour (or up to overnight) in the refrigerator. When ready to prepare the chops, remove them from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature,about 20 minutes.
Heat a grill pan over high heat until very hot. Turn the vent fan on high! Place the chops on the hot pan and sear for about 2 minutes. Turn the chops and cook for another 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, depending on desired level of doneness.
Remove the mint leaves from the stem and slice thinly. Place the lamb on plates and sprinkle generously with the fresh mint.