Lunch / Dinner
Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint & Basil Sauce
Lamb chops offer a terrific alternative to steak — they’re quick to cook and every bit as tasty, and couldn't be easier — just season and grill. Pair the chops with the sweet and tart herb sauce. It’s based on a traditional English mint sauce, but throw in mint’s sister herb, basil, for a Mediterranean flavor twist.
FOR THE SAUCE, PURÉE
FOR THE LAMB, GRILL
No grill? No problem. Broil lamb chops on high, with rack 6 inches from element, 4–5 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with oil.
For the sauce, purée mint, basil, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, and salt in a food processor.
For the lamb, grill chops, uncovered, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer lamb to a baking sheet, tent with foil, and let rest 5 minutes. Serve the chops with sauce.
A mini food processor makes quick work of puréeing the sauce to a smooth consistency.
To keep the chops warm, tent them with foil while they rest and let their juices redistribute.
Per serving with 2 Tbsp. sauce
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 225mg 75%
Sodium 472mg 19%
Carbs 3g 1%
Fiber 0g 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.