Lamb Chops with Mint-Walnut Pesto
A robust walnut and mint pesto offers a playful twist on lamb and mint sauce.
- Preparation Time10 mins
- Cooking Time9 mins
For the lamb
For the mint walnut pesto
2) Carefully lay the chops on the rack of the grill pan and grill, turning once about halfway through cooking. Approximate cooking times are: 7 minutes for rare, 8 minutes for medium and 9 minutes for well done. Remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes.
3) Divide the chops between two plates and spoon about 1 tbsp of pesto over each chop. Serve.
To make the mint walnut pesto:
1) Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, shaking occasionally to brown evenly. Leave to cool.
2) In a food processor, blend the nuts, mint, parsley, cheese, garlic and salt. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil until incorporated. Transfer the pesto to a container, place a piece of cling film on the surface and refrigerate for up to three days.