Lamb Chops With Cilantro-Mint Chimichurri

"This is an adaptation of a chimichurri sauce served over grilled meat. In this case, it's a cilantro mint chimichurri topping some broiled lamb chops. I would imagine the chimichurri would be great over steak, chicken or pork, too. The chimichurri is best eaten the day it is made, due to the fresh herbs used. Recipe courtesty of Ingrid Hoffmann."
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  • Chimichurri:

  • Combine the cilantro, parsley, mint, serrano chile, rice vinegar, lime juice, honey and salt into a food processor bowl and pulse into a paste. With the food processor running, gradually add the olive oil, continuing to process until the sauce is smooth, scraping down the sides of the food processor as necessary. Transfer the chimichurri to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refreigerate for up to 3 hours. *Bring to room temperature before serving.
  • Lamb:

  • Prehat broiler to high and place the oven rack at its highest position.
  • Season the lamb with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over high heat. Add the lamb chops and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes total. Add the rosemary and the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the broiler and cook until the lamb is still pink in the center, about 5 minutes or so.
  • Serve the chops from the oven with a spoonful of the chimichurri drizzled on top. Enjoy!

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  1. Jostlori
    Oh, deliciousness!!! The hubby said "what, chimichurri AGAIN?" since we'd just had it a few days ago. But one bite is all it took for him to be hooked on this version! We loved that this chimi has a bit of a kick to it. We used chilis from our garden and added to our taste. This was so good over the lamb chops, but it was also excellent on the cauliflower next to it on our plates. Delish! Made for SWT 2018, Team Incredibles.
  2. PanNan
    Very tasty, indeed! The cooking method and times worked perfectly for the lamb and the chimichurri sauce was refreshing with a nice little spiciness to it. Made for Susie's World Tour 2018.
  3. DailyInspiration
    OMgoodness were these lamb chops every good. I love chimichurri sauce and it was wonderful with the lamb. Will definitely make these chops again very soon.
  4. K9 Owned
    We love lamb chops and I love cilantro so this recipe caught my eye. I used the herbs for the chops as posted but used the grill to cook them. I'm a total heat wimp so I reduced the peppers by half. It was enough of a bite to know that it was an ingredient but not so hot as to make it unpalatable for me. I really loved this sauce and expect to make it often. Thanks so much for posting!<br/>Made for Food.Commandos ~ ZWT 7


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