Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Mediterranean Lamb Chops

This recipe is a quick and easy  way to spice up lamb chops. The Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Merlot is a terrific pairing.

Servings: 4-6

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Pair With: Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Merlot.

Source: Recipe courtesy Chef Dory Kwan and Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, photo by Tama Takahashi.


1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 rosemary sprigs
4 - 6 thick cut lamb chops

1 tablespoon "Eye of the Dragon" olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

2 tablespoons minced black olives (Greek olives work well)

3 tablespoons chilled butter


*"Eye of the Dragon" olive oil is from Greenwood Ridge Vineyards


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Bring the vinegar and rosemary to a boil in a saucepan and reduce the heat to medium. Let boil down to about 2 - 3 tablespoons. Vinegar will start to thicken slightly.

Trim the lamb chops and season them with olive oil, salt and pepper. Heat the sauté pan on high. Sear both sides of the chops in the smoking hot pan, then place them in the oven for 3 - 4 minutes depending on their thickness. Remove and let rest.

Remove the rosemary from the vinegar and add the minced olives. Turn the heat to medium. When the sauce begins to bubble again, add the butter and stir until incorporated. Spoon the sauce on top of the chops. Try serving this dish with couscous, or rice cooked with saffron.


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Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

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