Tarragon-Marinated Lamb Chops With Pineapple Pecan Salsa

"This is a wonderful grilling recipe from Bobby Flay. The salsa is delicious and complements the lamb chops so well. This makes a lot of salsa, which is how I like it. Feel free to halve the salsa recipe if you prefer. Since baby lamb chops are used, the recipe allows for 4 chops per person. I'm sure the salsa would be delicious over grilled pork or chicken, as well. Enjoy! *Prep time includes marinating in the refrigerator*"
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Ready In:
4hrs 10mins




  • Salsa: Makes 2 - 2 1/2 cups.
  • Combine the pineapple, onion, vinegar, olive oil and herbs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Just before serving, fold in the toasted pecans.
  • May be refrigerated (without the pecans), covered for 1 day.
  • Serve at room temperature.
  • Lamb chops:.
  • Combine olive oil, tarragon and garlic in a large shallow baking dish.
  • Add the lamb chops and turn to coat very well.
  • Refrigerate, covered for about 2 - 4 hours.
  • Preheat your grill to medium high.
  • Remove the chops from the marinade, shaking off excess. Discard the used marinade.
  • Season the chops on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the lamb chops until medium doneness, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Place on a serving platter and serve the pineapple pecan salsa alongside.

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  1. Made for ZWT7, for the Challenge "Dinner and a Movie". I had to halve the recipe, and the grilling was done in my ridged pan. Would have been wonderful outside on a proper grill, but it's midwinter and too cold! The salsa tastes great. My only regret is -- no tarragon to be found anywhere, so subbed with chopped fresh rosemary. Not at all the same thing, but I felt it had to have a herb! Also, my lamb chops were not babies, but just ordinary size. I used more pecans in my halved recipe, as we love it. Great, tasty recipe!
  2. Wonderful lamb dish. We love, love, loved the salsa! Made for ZWT7.


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