Happy Sunday Great Cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today's lamb chops were the best on the planet! (If I may be so humble and say so myself). Or they were the best I have ever eaten so far; and I've eaten a lot of them!
Enjoy! And happy new and Very Merry Christmas week ahead!
Cheers! - Leah
I started with a lovely & luscious little rack of New Zealand grass fed lamb chops...
In keeping with my "minimalistic arrangement" preparation & style; I simply chopped apart the rack, and put the chops into a ziplock bag with a splash of grapeseed oil, Cognac, dried Herbs de Provence, and chopped raw fresh shallots.
That sat in the fridge for an hour and a half.
Then I poked a red garnet yam, cooked it in the microwave for just 6 minutes (to jumpstart it) and sliced that, and put it alongside some raw haricot vert green beans, in a little perforated grill dish. I coated the veggies, and dish, in grapeseed oil.
Then I took my chops out of the fridge/ziplock bag; and they smelled INCREDIBLY FABULOUS!!!!!
The veggie dish went on my mini gas smoker, with hickory chips at about 420 degrees, for 20 minutes.
Even the veggies themselves, smelled sooooooooooooooooo wonderfully while smoking!
The New Zealand little chops, went onto my grill grate, on my little grill with old fashioned charcoal, high heat (maybe 450) for four minutes a side...(when flipping, I scraped more of the shallot mixture that was left on the plate, onto the chops)...
Then I stood them up on their "fat" side for one minute...
And after assembling in my own simplistic way; I drizzled olive oil over everything, and sprinkled coarse, gray French sea salt over everything too, (to "finish" it at the table)...
It was so WON-DER-FUL!!!
And cooked to perfection, and so nice and medium rare in the middle yet crispy on the edges and the little shallots and charred up marinade was superb!
I ended up eating with my hands, throughout the entire meal though thought better, to add the fork and knife, well oiled, as to imply that I have manners and a modicum of etiquette. Smiles.
Paired with Bordeaux; this was quite rightfully the best plate of tasty lamb chops ever!!!
Happy Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers! - Leah The New Zealand Lamb Chop Lover