Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Sauce

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup mint
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 11⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 (8-rib) frenched racks of lamb, trimmed of all but a thin layer of fat
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

To make mint sauce:

  • Place first 11 ingredients in a food processor or blender and process to a puree.
  • Set aside.

Grill lamb chops:

  • Heat a grill or grill pan until very hot.
  • Pat the lamb chops dry and brush on the olive oil (both sides of meat)
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Grill lamb chops in 2 batches if necessary, on all sides, about 10 minutes per batch.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.
  • Serve alongside mint sauce.