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Luscious Lamb Recipe for April

April 5, 2012

A perfect dish to enjoy this April, this lamb recipe was originally by Robert Carrier, although over time it has perhaps seen a deviation from the original as we lost that recipe some years ago!  That said, it still remains a firm favourite in our house.

Try it with a glass of our Crossings 2009 Pino Noir – an elegant red from New Zealand which boasts a supple and very intense core of fruit – a perfect match with lamb.

Elwood Wines Lamb Chop RecipeGrilled Marinated Lamb Chops with Lemon Garlic Butter

Serves 4 | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 12 minutes

8 loin lamb chops
For the marinade:
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, peeled and sliced
1 large sprig of thyme
1 large sprig of rosemary
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon of dry white wine
salt and pepper

For the lemon garlic butter:
75g unsalted butter (allow to soften a little)
1 large clove of garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tablespoon of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1/2 grated lemon and its juice
salt and pepper

For the lamb marinade, put the lamb chops and all the ingredients in a food bag and allow them to marinade for a minimum of 2 hours in the fridge – longer if you can.

To make the garlic butter balls, place all the ingredients in a bowl and combine well – a fork works beautifully for this.  With a teaspoon scoop out some of the garlic butter mixture and with your hands roll into small balls and place onto a plate, cover and leave them in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.

When ready to cook the lamb, remove the chops from the marinade.  Heat your grill to the max and cook each chop to your preference – ideally they should be medium rare, so approx 2-3 mins each side depending on the size of the chops and your grill.

Remove the garlic & lemon butter balls from the fridge, cut in half and place them on top of each chop.Elwood Wines Crossings 2009 Pinot Noir

Serve with a green salad and French fries, not to forget the glass of our Crossings 2009  Pinot Noir.

We’re always on the search for great recipes to match with our portfolio of wines.  So, if you have any favourite recipes you would like us to wine match, we’d love to hear from you!
If we love it enough, we’ll give you a bottle of the wine absolutely FREE and publish the recipe on our website.
All we ask in return is for you to review the wine, send us a picture of your recipe and we’ll post it up on our website with a link to our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 18, 2012 11:22 am

    Good choice

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