With flavors like mint, rosemary, and lemon, you can’t go wrong with this classic Lamb Rib Chop dish.
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12 American Lamb rib chops, frenched
1 ½ cupsExtra virgin olive oil
30 cloves Garlic, crushed
½ cupWhite wine
¼ cupLemon juice
½ cupMint leaves
¼ cupRosemary sprigs
¼ cupItalian parsley leaves
¼ cupLemon zest
½ tspCrushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
3 headsquartered Radicchio
6 headshalved lengthwise Belgian endive
Lemon juice as needed
Grated lemon peel as needed
Olive oil as needed
1In a blender or food processor, combine olive oil, garlic, wine, lemon juice, mint, rosemary, parsley, lemon zest, red pepper, salt and pepper. Blend until a smooth consistency is reached. Set aside 1/2 cup for later use.
2Pour a thin layer of the blended mix into a non-reactive container. Place the rib chops in the mixture. Pour the rest of the mixture over the chops.
3Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
430 minutes prior to cooking, remove lamb from refrigerator. Grill chops over high heat until rare or medium-rare. Briefly grill radicchio and endive.
5For each serving, accompany one rib chop with a wedge of radicchio and 1/2 head of Belgian endive. Squeeze lemon juice over the radicchio and endive and sprinkle lightly with grated lemon peel, salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil.
6Use the 1/2 cup of reserved marinade as a plate sauce. Garnish with mint.