Recipes
Grilled Lamb Chops with Red Wine Sauce
Melbourne, Australia

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Ingredients:
Lamb Chops
3/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1/4 cup finely chopped mint
1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 Australian lamb chops

Red Wine Sauce
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
Coarse Salt and Pepper to taste
3 cups Shiraz wine

Method of Preparation:
1. Combine olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, mint, salt and pepper in a shallow dish large enough to place the lamb chops in one layer. Coat both sides of the chops in the marinade and leave for two hours at room temperature or up to 24 hours refrigerated.
2. For the sauce, melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Stir in wine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for at least one hour, or until mixture thickens and reduces to approximately 1 cup. The glacier be the consistency of syrup.
4. Grill the chops for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until desired doneness.
5. To serve, allow 2 chops per person, drizzled with wine sauce.

Note: if you prefer, you can strain the glaze before serving. The flourish of Australia's delicate, peach colored Murray River salt brings out the flavors. Pair with Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz-Cabernet.