Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Monet Style
The books Everyday Monet and Monet’s Palate Cookbook inspired these Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint and Parsley. This recipe salutes Monet’s dedication to the farm-to-table movement before it even had a title.
Earlier this year, I received an incredibly thoughtful and generous gift (of the two books) in the mail recently from my old college pal Patti. She had been looking at one of my posts on Cocoa and Lavender and remarked on the Monet china I had used. If you are unfamiliar with the pattern, it was designed by Claude Monet for himself.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Parsley and Mint Vinaigrette
- 2 lbs Yukon Gold or other waxy Potatoes
- 3 large Red Onions
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil for potatoes, vinaigrette, and ribs
- Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 cup Peas
- 1/3 cup Malt or Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 tbsp Minced Shallot
- 1 tsp Honey
- 1/2 tsp Salt plus extra
- 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper plus extra
- 1/4 cup Canola or vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
- 1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Mint
- 18 Lamb Rib Chops trimmed
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Peel and cut potatoes into 3/4-inch cubes; place in a large roasting pan. Peel the red onions, trim the tops and bottoms, cut in half lengthwise, them into wedges, and again into 3/4 inch cubes. Add them to the potatoes. Drizzle liberally with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss well. Roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing occasionally to keep them from sticking.
- Cook peas separately.
- While the potatoes are cooking, preheat gas grill to high. If using charcoal, light fire to one side.
- Place vinegar, mustard, shallot, honey, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup olive oil and canola oil in a bowl, and emulsify using an immersion blender. Add the parsley and mint, and blend again to make it as smooth as possible.
- Brush the chops with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Place chops on grill; if using gas, reduce heat to low and cover. If using charcoal, place chops on the cool side of the grill and cover. Cook lamb ribs 2 minutes per side.
- Divide potatoes and onions among 6 dinner plates and spoon some peas over top. Arrange three chops on each plate and drizzle with the vinaigrette.