Friday, July 13, 2012

Rosemary Lamb Chops

Tonight's Menu
Rosemary lamb chops
Pineapple salad
Garlic smashed potatoes
Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz 

BBQ rosemary lamb chops
Here's another one of the simple yet flavorful lamb chops recipes. It is incredible how a bunch herbs and garlic can enhance the taste of lamb. try to marinate overnight as the acid helps tenderize the meat. The refreshing pineapple salsa and the crisp smashed potatoes make a perfect accompaniment for the rosemary lamb. Medium bodied red wines that are soft and earthy pair very well with this meal.
Enjoy this incredible summer. Happy grilling you guys.

Rosemary lamb chops
Ingredients: serves 4-5

10-12 loin lamb chops
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
4 cloves garlic, minced fine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl. 
  2. Place chops in a large glass container and pour the marinade over them. Turn the chops repeatedly to coat well. 
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 12 hours, preferably overnight. 
  4. Remove chops from fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. 
  5. Remove chops from marinade and place on a lightly oiled grill rack. Cook for 8 minutes on each side for a medium well-cooked level. 
  6. Remove from heat, allow to rest for 3-5 minutes, and serve with smashed potatoes and pineapple salsa. 
Pineapple salad
Pineapple Salad
Ingredients: (serves 4)
Pineapple in bite-sized chunks
Red pepper chunks
Yellow pepper chunks
Red onion chopped
Handful fresh coriander chopped
Handful fresh mint chopped
Jalapeno peppers chopped
salt to taste
lime juice
Combine all the ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to blend in the flavors.

Garlic smashed potatoes

8 medium sized red potatoes
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
paprika to taste
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
fresh parsley for garnish
  1. Boil the potatoes along with the skin for 15-20 minutes until tender. 
  2. Drain and place them on a baking sheet. Using a potato masher or the palm of your hand press the potatoes flat. Brush them with 1 tbsp butter. 
  3. Combine all the other ingredients and sprinkle half the mixture over the potatoes. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes. 
  4. Turn the potatoes over, brush with the remaining butter and sprinkle the rest of the cheese mixture over them. bake for another 15 minutes. 
  5. garnish with parsley. serve hot and crisp. 

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