Thursday, September 1, 2011

Grilled Lamb Chops with Wine Garlic Mint Marinade

I have to confess, my pictures were taking me so long to find a good shot that these chops got cold. I just love lamb. For those of you that have posted lamb recipe, you already know that. My mom and dad would treat us to a favorite restaurant called Joe's in East Utica when growing up. Oh boy, not only were they grilled to perfection, but a pile of them loaded up on a plate back then for a group of four were only $30.00  for around 20 chops can you believe that!  These have the same familiar flavors, grilled, garlic and just a wonderful aroma~

This marinade makes them so tender they rip away from the bone. The mint and garlic are a perfect spice to make them have a wonderful flavor.
I usually move the garlic and mint to another chop while flipping the cooked ones, so not to burn the toppings, then place both back on the flipped chops and continue cooking with the mint and garlic on top to enhance those flavors while grilling.
4 to 6 lamb chops shoulder
4 whole garlic cloves
6 to 8 fresh mint leaves
4 fresh basil leaves
2 sprigs of fresh oregano ( if you have it or use dried below)
1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, black pepper, oregano, parsley, salt
1 cup of dry white wine
1/4 cup olive oil

Dad use to have a huge garden, I have herbs everywhere, tomatoes and peppers this year. The mint is in the middle,  right oregano to the side and basil to the left.. Parsley is in another pot with dill. For me, there nothing like fresh herbs. I harvest them for all year round, click here for tips.
Directions:
Mix wine and herbs in a large 13x9 baking dish, place chops in there and marinate for at least 4 hours.
Preheat grill, place chops on heated grill and top with garlic cloves and mint leaves. Baste with marinade two or three times. Turn once and baste again.
For other Lamb Recipes try Leg of Lamb in White Wine

21 comments:

raquel erecipe said...

you know what that is a perfect shot...it seems just looking at the picture I smell the aroma over here =)

Dulce Dough said...

The marinade that you used sounds wonderful! Beautiful!

Federica said...

I've never used mint to marinate meat. It'sa really good suggestion, fresh and tasty. Bye, have a great day

Foodness Gracious said...

They look amazing and yes I have had many cold meals trying to get that elusive shot, it's what we do though , right?
Thanks for sharing..

Greg said...

Mint grows in my yard naturally. Everytime I mow I end up cutting some, but I never cook with it. I am not sure why. The weird thing is it does not seem to grow anywhere else in my neighborhood, just my yard. Maybe I should take that as a sign that I need to start cooking with it, your recipe would be a good place to start.

Lizzy said...

Oh, yum! This looks like a marvelous lamb marinade...hubby would go for this :)

Pretend Chef said...

This looks like a wonderful dish. Yummy!

Angie's Recipes said...

Love fresh herbs too. The grilled lamb chops look mouthwatering.

Gastronome Tart said...

I never ate lamb growing up even though our neighbors were greek! It wasn't until recent years that I have began eating it from time to time. This looks fantastic! I have never had it grilled before.

Gastronome Tart said...

I never ate lamb growing up even though our neighbors were greek! It wasn't until recent years that I have began eating it from time to time. This looks fantastic! I have never had it grilled before.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hey pretty girl, I adore lamb and your making me hungry, it's almost 1 and I haven't had any lunck, which is not going to look like TIS EITHER!! Thanks sweetie, I love it! See you later and lots of hugs.
FABBY

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful looks wonderful Claudia

Magic of Spice said...

What a lovely garden and I love this marinade! Delightful flavors :)

Asian-spice mix said...

Yum,,,that chop lamb sound really yummy,,.interesting marinated,sound great.
Ridwan

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Claudia, this looks so great and that marinade sounds so perfect for the lamb! I love the combo of mint and lamb!

Erin said...

I have never cooked with lamb before. The marinade for this sounds delicious. I might have to see if I can find lamb next time I am at the store!

Christine's Pantry said...

Yum! Looks wonderful.

Peggy said...

I have a love-hate relationship with lamb. It seems I'm hit or miss when I cook it, so I usually opt to just have it out! This sounds incredibly tasty Claudia =)

Jennifer said...

Oh how I miss lamb! Your garden sounds amazing with those lovely herbs and tomatoes and everything. I am going to go and check your tips for keeping fresh herbs all year round. Love your blogs! So informative too. :)

The Culinary Lens said...

Love your those chops. But living in an apartment I am very jealous of your herb garden.

Val said...

Absolutely mouth watering! The mint and lamb comnination is perfect and I'm very intrigued by the addition of white wine.