Marinades are seasoned liquids which add flavor and tenderize meats such as lamb chops or kabobs. Most marinades include an acidic ingredient such as lemon juice, vinegar or wine along with herbs and spices.
After preparing the marinade below, prepare four of your favorite lamb chops by piercing with a fork several times on all sides and then coating with marinade. Let the chops marinade for at least four hours or overnight in a plastic bag (with air squeezed out) in the refrigerator. Remove the chops (discard the remaining marinade). Broil or grill lamb chops over medium heat to desired doneness (about 3‐4 minutes per side). Or sear chops on high heat for 1 minute per side; transfer to baking sheet and finish chops in 300 degree oven until desired doneness.
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons herbs de provence
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Marinade and cook lamb chops as directed above.
Makes 4 chops