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Grilled Lamb Chops with Feta Salad

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Grill 5 mins to 6 mins
  • Stand 5 mins

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Feta cheese adds salty punch to a colorful summer salad from Chef Michael Symon. He recommends serving the salad with lamb chops, but it would work great with any grilled meat.

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red and/or yellow grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup torn and loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup crumbled Wisconsin Feta cheese or feta cheese (4 ounces)
  • 12 2- to 3-ounce lamb rib chops, cut 1 inch thick, frenched*
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. For salad: In a medium mixing bowl, place garlic with large pinch of kosher salt. Add vinegar; stir to combine. Slowly whisk the 1/4 cup olive oil into garlic mixture. Add cucumber, tomatoes and mint; gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Set aside.
  2. Trim fat from chops. Sprinkle both sides of chops with salt and pepper.
  3. For a charcoal grill: Place chops on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill to desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling. (Allow 5 to 6 minutes for medium-rare doneness [145 degrees ] or 7 to 8 minutes for medium doneness [160 degrees ].) (For a gas grill: Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place chops on greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Remove chops from grill. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  4. To serve, place chops on a serving platter. Spoon salad along chops. Drizzle with additional olive oil.

Tip

  • *Chef Note: Ask your butcher to "french" the bonescut the meat away from the end of a chop, so that part of the bone is exposed.

Nutrition Facts

(Grilled Lamb Chops with Feta Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 112, vit. C (mg) 6, Fat, total (g) 61, vit. A (IU) 583, Monosaturated fat (g) 30, sodium (mg) 566, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, sat. fat (g) 22, cal. (kcal) 664, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 6, carb. (g) 6, pro. (g) 23, Riboflavin (mg) 1, fiber (g) 1, Folate (µg) 36, Potassium (mg) 421, sugar (g) 3, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 3, calcium (mg) 182, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, iron (mg) 3

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