This is a great combination and brings a new ‘zip’ to lamb.
- 4 lamb chops
- 4 oz. butter, room temperature
- Gourmet seasoning (1 tsp. each of oregano, garlic, thyme, basil) divided in two
- 1 tbsp. fig preserves
- pinch of fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
Set the barbecue temperature for 450 degrees. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients, using 1/2 of the spice mix (except lamb chops) and, with the back of a ladle, generously rub half of it on one side of the lamb chops.
Place the lamb, butter side up on the grill for 2-3 minutes. This will depend on the thickness of the chops. Flip them over and run the remaining butter on the chops. Grill until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees F.
- 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 2-3 tbsp. fig preserves
- small pinch of cayenne pepper
Combine all the ingredients and mix very well.
A nice Merlot or Pinot Noir would go well with these. Serve with smashed baby potatoes and a fresh salad. YUM!