Lamb Chops With Mint Chutney
Also known as: Mark Bittman’s Broiled Lamb Chops With Mint Chutney
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes)
1 garlic clove, cut in half
1 piece (1 inch) peeled fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
1 small jalapeno chile with seeds, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/8 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
8 shoulder lamb chops, 3/4-inch thick (about 8 ounces each)
Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat.
Meanwhile, in blender, combine lime juice, garlic, ginger, jalapeno, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Blend mixture until pureed. Stir in yogurt and mint.
Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper on both sides of lamb chops. Place chops on hot grill rack; cook 6 to 8 minutes for medium-rare, turning chops over once.
Serve lamb chops with mint chutney.
Makes 8 main-dish servings.