Grilled Lamb Chops with Feta Salad
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.Advertisement
Trim fat from chops. Sprinkle both sides of chops with salt and pepper.
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°] or 7 to 8 minutes for medium doneness [160°].) (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.
To serve, place chops on a serving platter. Spoon salad along chops. Drizzle with additional olive oil.
*Chef Note: Ask your butcher to "french" the bones¿cut the meat away from the end of a chop, so that part of the bone is exposed.