Instead of the traditional mint sauce, lamb chops are served here with a creamy hollandaise sauce flavored with fresh mint. The sauce is not difficult to make, as long as it is cooked over gentle heat. Enjoy!
- Brush the chops on both sides with a little oil and season with black pepper.
- Put the chops under the broiler, 4 inches from the heat, and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare chops, slightly longer for well-done.
- Arrange the lamb chops on warmed serving plates and serve immediately with the warm minted hollandaise sauce.
- Good served with asparagus and a carrot salad.
- Hollandaise sauce: Whisk together the lemon juice, viegar, and egg yolks.
- Put over a saucepan of simmering water and whisk until thick.
- Melt the butter and add, a little at a time, to the egg-yolk mixture, whisking constantly until the sauce thickens.
- Stir in the fresh mint and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer to a gravy boat and serve immediately.
- Variation: Lemon and Thyme Hollandaise: Make the sauce as directed, substituting 1 tsp grated lemon zest and 1 tbls chopped fresh thyme for the chopped mint.
- Serve with the lamb chops.