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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.

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Ingredients

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.

Instructions

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.

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.

To keep the chops warm, tent them with foil while they rest and let their juices redistribute.

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