Mint lamb chops

I had a lot of mint left over from the Balti Lamb with Peas and Potatoes I cooked few days, and I wanted to use it up. So, of course, I went to epicurious.com and looked for a recipe that called for mint. Savory mint lamb chops is what I came up with. It was simple and got great reviews. The only minus is that it didn’t use that much mint.
Well, I made it last night and it was absolutely delicious. The lamb chops were tender and very, very tasty. You couldn’t taste the mint at all, but the marinade really enhanced the lamb flavor. In all, I loved them and I will for sure make them again. This time I served it with steamed broccoli.
I followed the original recipe closely, though I did not include the cayenne pepper, as my kids won’t eat anything spicy. The reviews also suggested that the chops were better without it.
Here is the recipe:
Mint lamb chops
Ingredients

  • 8 lamb chops
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • ground black pepper to taste
    Instructions
    Trim the lamb chops of excess fat.
    In a small bowl mix the olive oil with the mint, garlic, salt, cumin, coriander and black pepper. Spread the mixture on both sides of the lamb chops. Let stand for at least 10 minutes.
    Meanwhile preheat the broiler.
    When ready to cook, place lamb chops in the broiler and cook for about 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Serve.

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