Dining Out

Grilled Aussie lamb t-bones with mint pistou

Portion size: 2 chops l Alternate cuts: Lamb rack

Marinated t-bones:
8 Australian lamb t-bone (shortloin) chops
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 sprig fresh rosemary, stemmed and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Mint pistou:
1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil

Marinade: Place the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley, garlic and rosemary in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Add a generous amount of salt and pepper as this is your seasoning for the lamb. Cover the lamb t-bones with the marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour and up to 8 hours maximum.
Pistou: Place the mint, parsley, garlic and red pepper flakes in a food processor or blender. Turn it on and slowly drizzle in the oil until you have a smooth, pourable paste. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat a grill over high heat and cook the chops for five to six minutes a side for medium doneness, or until they reach the desired doneness. Remove and rest in a warm place for five minutes.
To serve: Top with mint pistou and serve immediately.
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