Grilled Lamb Chops with Chimichurri

Featured by Albeno Munari Winery in the Gold Wine Club.

Ingredients

Lamb Chops:
2 cups sherry vinegar
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup chopped rosemary sprigs
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
5 ½ pounds of meaty lamb chops, well trimmed
Olive oil, for brushing
Salt & freshly ground pepper

Chimichurri Sauce:
1 ½ cups packed Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves
4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
4 Tbs. packed Cilantro leaves
1 ½ Tbs. packed rosemary leaves
1 Tbs. packed thyme leaves
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup sherry vinegar
Salt & freshly ground pepper

Instructions

Prepare the Chops:
In a bowl, whisk the sherry vinegar with the lemon juice, rosemary, and garlic. Pour the marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Add the chops, seal the bag and turn to coat. Let the chops marinate at room temperature for 1 hour, turning the bag halfway through.

Make the Chimichurri:
In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pulse until the herbs are finely chopped. Add the olive oil and vinegar and pulse to combine. Season the Chimichurri with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl.

Light the Grill:
Remove the chops from the marinade. Scrape off the garlic and rosemary and pat the chops dry with paper towels. Brush the chops with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the chops over moderately high heat, turning, until nicely charred outside and medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a platter and serve with the Chimichurri.



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