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Grilled American Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichurri

Servings:
4
Prep Time:
15 mins.
Cook Time:
20 mins.

Ingredients

  • 1 rack of American Lamb, cut into 8 chops 
Mint Chimichurri 
  • 1 cup loosely packed parsley
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed mint
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Pearl Couscous Salad
  • 1 cup uncooked Israeli/Pearl Couscous, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 ears corn, cooked and kernels removed
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

Preparation

  1. To prepare Pearl Couscous Salad, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a nonstick pan and cook zucchini until just cooked through.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cooked pearl couscous with corn kernels, zucchini, walnuts, and scallions.
  3. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, champagne vinegar, and remaining 1/4 cup olive oil. Drizzle into salad and toss to coat. Top with mint.
  4. Season lamb chops generously with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Grill lamb chops to desired doneness. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Meanwhile, make the Mint Chimichurri. Pulse parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and garlic in a food processor until uniformly chunky. Don’t over process it. Season generously with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Serve lamb chops with the Pearl Couscous Salad and top with Mint Chimichurri.


Source: Shared Appetite & The American Lamb Board