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Mediterranean Lamb Chops

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Mediterranean Lamb Chops


A Greenwood Ridge Family Recipe! Don't miss out on this Mediterranean style lamb chops recipe. Loaded with flavors of rosemary infused vinegar and black olives, this dish would pair perfectly with a glass of Greenwood Ridge Merlot.

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes


• 4-6 Thick cut lamb chops
• 1 Tbsp. olive oil
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
• 1/2 Cup Balsamic vinegar
• 2 Tbsp. minced black olives
• 2 Rosemary sprigs
• 3 Tbsp. chilled butter


Preheat oven to 400°F and heat the sauté pan on high. Bring vinegar and rosemary to a boil in a saucepan and reduce the heat to medium. Let boil down to about 2-3 tablespoons. Vinegar will start to thicken slightly.

Trim the lamb chops and season them with olive oil, salt and pepper. Sear both sides of the chops in the smoking hot pan and place them in the oven for 3-4 minutes depending on their thickness. Remove and let rest.

Remove the rosemary from the vinegar and add the minced olives. When the sauce begins to bubble again, add the butter and sort until incorporated. Spoon the sauce on top of the chops. Try serving this dish with couscous, or rice cooked with saffron. Great with Greenwood Ridge award-winning Merlot!

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