Grilled Lamb with Greek Salad
When I visited Australia last year I simply fell in love with the country. Cuddly koalas, friendly kangaroos, and delicious food! The wine is outstanding, and the desserts are divine, but Australian lamb is second to none!
Did you know lamb is one of the fastest and easiest meats to prepare on the grill during the summer months? It’s true! Take a gorgeous lamb rack, cut it into chops and dinner can be served in a matter of minutes. I am a fan of Australian lamb because it is already so succulent and tender, it doesn’t take much effort to put together a fantastic meal. Known for its mild flavor, Australian lamb is a great choice for someone who is new to enjoying this meat. I also like that they pasture raise and grass feed their lamb Down Under!
This recipe is nothing more than a simple garlic, oregano and paprika baste on grilled lamb chops served with a classic Greek salad. If you want to jazz up the presentation, throw a few slices of lemon on the grill while the lamb is cooking. They take on a fantastic char-grilled color and release a wonderful aroma. If you like, squeeze a bit of the juice on the finished recipe to brighten up the dish. So simple and looks like something you could be served in a restaurant!
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 teaspoons oregano
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon paprika
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 lamb racks, cut into individual chops
3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 medium cucumber, sliced
8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 medium red onion, roughly choppped
3 Tablespoons olive oil
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
For the grilled lamb baste, combine lemon juice, oregano, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush lamb chops with baste. Grill over high heat for 4 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. For the Greek salad: Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, and red onion in a medium bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice and grind black pepper over the salad. Serve grilled lamb with the Greek salad. Serves 4-6.
More great lamb recipes from my Better Blogger Buddies!
Roast Duck and A Big Gooey Cake – Harissa Rubbed Lamb Chops with Charmoula: http://duckandcake.blogspot.com/2011/05/on-lamb-harissa-rubbed-lamb-chops-with.html
No Recipes – Quick Roast Lamb with Mint Sauce: http://norecipes.com/blog/2010/02/24/quick-roast-lamb-with-mint-sauce-recipe/
Savvy Eats – Baked Lamb and Veggie Packets: http://www.savvyeat.com/baked-lamb-and-veggie-packets/
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