Grilled Lamb Chops with Chipotle and Cilantro Oils

Southern Living
Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

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1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
1/2 cup canola oil
8 garlic cloves
4 shallots
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded
16 (2-inch-thick) loin lamb chops
Hickory wood chips
2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons cracked pepper
Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs

Preparation

Process first 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

Place lamb chops in a large shallow dish or heavy-duty zip-top plastic bags. Pour oil mixture evenly over chops. Cover or seal, and chill 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Soak wood chips in water 30 minutes.

Remove chops from marinade, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chops evenly with salt and pepper.

Prepare a fire by piling charcoal and wood chips in grill. Place food rack on grill. Arrange chops on rack, and grill, covered with grill lid, over high heat (400° to 500°) 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Drizzle with Chipotle and Cilantro Oils; garnish, if desired.

Created date

June 2002