Monday, August 1, 2011

Grilled Lamb Chops with Wine Sauce

This isn't the BEST lamb recipe, but its still really good! Be careful not to over cook the tomatoes, like I did. And having an instant read thermometer is really helpful on getting the lamb to the right doneness. If you like lamb, also try my Wine & Mint Lamb ChopsLamb & Olive Pasta and my "How to use a guy in 10 day" Rack of Lamb!

GRILLED LAMB CHOPS WITH WINE SAUCE
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2 Tbsp finely chopped sweet onion
3 tsp olive oil, divided
1 cup dry red wine
\1 tsp butter
1 tsp minced fresh thyme
1 cup cherry tomatoes
6 whole unpeeled garlic cloves
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 lamb rib or loin chops (6oz each)

Directions:
In a small saucepan, saute onion in 1 tsp oil until tender; add the wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons. Stir in butter and thyme. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Place tomatoes on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle with 1 tsp oil. Fold foil around tomatoes and seal tightly; set aside. Repeat with whole garlic cloves and remaining oil. Grill garlic, covered, over medium heat for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the minced garlic, salt and pepper; rub over chops. Grill lamb and tomato packet, covered, over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until lamb reaches desired doneness.

[medium-rare 145 F, medium 160 F, well done 170 F]

Open tomato packet carefully to allow steam to escape; place tomatoes in small bowl. When garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze softened garlic over tomatoes; toss to coat. Serve the lamb with tomatoes and wine sauce.

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3 comments:

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

I just love this post. i need to get lamb chops more often. i try to shop just once a week, and never seem to have them on my list. thanks for the push

Dave

cajunlicious said...

LOVE this...so delicious looking!

Alisa said...

Delicious! I was thinking of making something like this for the weekend. Thanks for sharing this :)

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