Food & Wine Pairing

Grilled Lamb Chops with Spring Vegetables

Serves: 4 - 6

Ingredients

Lamb Chop:
  • 2 trimmed racks of lamb
  • 4 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 4 Tbsps good quality red wine
  • 2 Tbsps good quality red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsps fresh rosemary & thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp crushed black peppercorns
  • Salt and pepper
Vegetables:
  • 4 cups mixed spring vegetables such as baby carrots, spring onions and fava beans

Preparation

Marinade:

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.

Vegetables:

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).

To Serve

Allow to rest five minutes before serving. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Recipe Courtesy of: Chef Stephen Barber of BarBersQ, Napa Valley


Pairing Recommendations - Red Blend

Pairing Recommendation

2015 Paraduxx Proprietary Napa Valley Red Wine Image
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