Lamb Chops With Fresh Basil Lamb Sauce
1/2 cups firmly packed fresh basil, coarsely chopped (based on serving)
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne or chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 lamb chops (about 2 1/2 pounds), trimmed of excess fat
1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
InstructionsFresh Basil Sauce
In a blender, combine the basil and olive oil and puree to a smooth sauce.
Add the lime juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne and salt.
Pulse to incorporate thoroughly.
Transfer the sauce to a small serving bowl, cover, and set aside.
For Lamb chops
Preheat the grill or the broiler.
Rub the meat with the cut sides of the garlic.
Lightly salt and pepper the chops, then rub them with the olive oil.
Coat the chops with the rosemary.
Grill or broil the chops for about 7 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Let the meat sit for 5 to 10 minutes prior to serving.
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