Grilled Lamb Chops with Anchovy-Walnut Chimichurri

Grilled Lamb Chops with Anchovy-Walnut Chimichurri

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2017

Lamb chops are a fantastic option for this quick dinner recipe because they cook quickly and taste so good. Look for racks with about 8 chops each that have been frenched, which means the meat has been cut away from the tips, exposing the bone. Your butcher will do this for you if you ask.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • Lamb
  • 2 racks of lamb (about 1¼ pounds each), frenched
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Chimichurri
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 oil-packed anchovy fillets
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • ¼ cup Niçoise olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. To marinate lamb: Cut lamb between each bone into individual chops. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and season both sides with salt, pepper and lemon zest. Drizzle with ¼ cup oil. Let stand while you make the chimichurri.
  3. To prepare chimichurri: Pulse oil, mint, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, anchovies and garlic in a food processor until it has a coarse, rustic texture. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in olives, walnuts and crushed red pepper.
  4. To grill lamb: Grill the lamb chops 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Serve immediately with the chimichurri.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 chops & 1½ Tbsp. chimichurri each
  • Per serving: 284 calories; 23 g fat(4 g sat); 1 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 24 mcg folate; 52 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 325 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 29 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 334 mg sodium; 264 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean meat, 3½ fat

Reviews 1

May 09, 2017
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By: Carolyn Malcoun
I dream about these lamb chops!
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