Earthy Delights Recipe

Grilled Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint

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.

2 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
Pinch cayenne pepper
Coarse sea sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
6 lamb chops, about 3/4-inch thick
1 bunch fresh mint



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.