The classic spring combo of lamb, mint, and peas is mimicked here in this easy dinner. After a flavor-packed rub of garlic, lemon and mint, the chops are simply roasted in the oven.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In bowl combine mint, lemon peel, garlic, the 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Place chops on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush both sides of chops with olive oil. Press mint mixture on both sides of chops. Roast, uncovered, 17 to 20 minutes (145 degrees F for medium-rare, 160 degrees F for medium).
Meanwhile, cook peas according to package directions. Drain. Place in food processor or blender. Add milk and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and process until nearly smooth. Transfer to bowl; stir in tarragon. Drizzle peas with melted butter; top with fresh herb sprigs. Place chops on bread slices alongside peas. Makes 4 servings.