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1 HR 30 MIN
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Serves : 4
© Christina Holmes

How to Make It

Step 1    marinate the lamb

In a small saucepan, combine the olive oil, garlic, anchovies, rosemary, oregano and crushed red pepper. Warm over moderately low heat until the anchovies have dissolved and the herbs are fragrant, about 10 minutes.

Step 2    marinate the lamb

Let the marinade cool completely, then transfer to a resealable plastic bag; add the lamb chops and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. Let the lamb chops come to room temperature before grilling.

Step 3    make the salsa verde

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the grape leaves with the garlic, capers, anchovy fillet, parsley, oregano and rosemary until finely chopped. Add the olive oil and lemon juice; pulse until blended. Season the salsa verde with salt and pepper and transfer to a small bowl.

Step 4    make the salad

In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water and a generous pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed, about 18 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes; uncover and let cool. Transfer the quinoa to a medium bowl and add the cucumber, olives, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, mint, vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil; toss well. Season the quinoa salad with salt and pepper.

Step 5    make the salad

Light a grill. Remove the lamb chops from the marinade and season with salt and black pepper. Grill over moderate heat, turning once, until the lamb is lightly charred, about 10 minutes. Close the grill and cook over moderately low heat until the lamb is medium-rare, 7 to 10 minutes longer. Transfer the lamb to plates and let rest for 5 minutes. Top with the grape leaf salsa verde and serve the quinoa salad alongside.

Make Ahead

The grape leaf salsa verde and quinoa salad can be refrigerated separately for up to 6 hours.

Suggested Pairing

Minerally, cherry-scented Greek red: 2008 Kir-Yianni Ramnista Xinomavro

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