Monday, June 1, 2009

Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto

Mint is a perfect accompaniment to lamb. The lemon juice in this mint pesto adds a sour note that brightens up the the sauce, making it a great dish for spring.

Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto

Serves 4

  • 2 cups mint leaves, loosely packed
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. grape seed oil
  • 8 lamb rib chops
  1. Combine mint, lemon juice, walnuts, 1/4 cup oil, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  2. Dry lamb chops with paper towels and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp. grape seed oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  4. Add lamb chops to skillet and cook, 2 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  5. Let lamb chops rest for a few minutes. Serve with mint pesto.

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