Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
YieldsMakes 4 servings
AuthorChristina Savinos, Athens, Greece,
"This is my rendition of how a platter of lamb would be served in many Mediterranean countries with, say, a change of herbs and accompaniments." --Christina Savinos, Athens, Greece

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). In a large resealable plastic bag, combine garlic, mint, lemon zest, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 1 tsp. each salt and pepper. Add lamb chops and mix to coat.

Step 2
2

Grill tomato, onion, and bell peppers, turning twice, until soft and blackened, 6 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove chops from bag, keeping marinade on meat. Grill chops, turning once, until done the way you like, 5 minutes total for medium-rare (cut to test).

Step 3
3

Chop vegetables and mix with remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, the parsley, lemon juice, and remaining 1 tsp. each salt and pepper. Serve with lamb.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 2 garlic cloves, chopped
 3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  Finely shredded zest of 1 1/2 lemons
 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
 8 lamb rib chops (about 1 3/4 lbs. total)
 1 ripe tomato
 1 small red onion, peeled and halved
 2 bell peppers, seeded and quartered
 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

Step 1
1

Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). In a large resealable plastic bag, combine garlic, mint, lemon zest, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 1 tsp. each salt and pepper. Add lamb chops and mix to coat.

Step 2
2

Grill tomato, onion, and bell peppers, turning twice, until soft and blackened, 6 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove chops from bag, keeping marinade on meat. Grill chops, turning once, until done the way you like, 5 minutes total for medium-rare (cut to test).

Step 3
3

Chop vegetables and mix with remaining 1/4 cup olive oil, the parsley, lemon juice, and remaining 1 tsp. each salt and pepper. Serve with lamb.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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