Grilled Lamb Chops with Spring Vegetables
Serves: 4 - 6
* 2 trimmed racks of lamb
* 4 T extra virgin olive oil
* 5 cloves of garlic (crushed)
* 4 T good quality red wine
* 2 T good quality red wine vinegar
* 3 T fresh rosemary & thyme leaves
* 1 T crushed black peppercorns
* Salt and pepper
* 4 C mixed spring vegetables such as baby carrots, spring onions and fava beans
Using a heavy knife, cut between the bones of the racks, separating the lamb into individual chops. Lay the chops flat in a shallow, non-reactive dish. In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, crushed garlic, red wine, red wine vinegar; whisk until thoroughly mixed. Add the rosemary and thyme and black peppercorns; spoon the marinade evenly over the chops. Marinate overnight, turning once.
Sauté or steam a selection of your favorite spring vegetables.
Cooking/Assembly: Pre-heat the grill. The lamb chops will only take five to eight minutes to cook, so it's best to have your mushrooms and vegetables finished first. Remove the chops from the marinade, scraping off the solids. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill on medium-high to desired level of doneness (about three minutes per side for medium rare).
Allow to rest five minutes before serving. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Recipe Courtesy of: Chef Stephen Barber of BarBersQ, Napa Valley