The sweet wine glaze for these chops started as a joke. "Someone kiddingly told me to try Manischewitz, so I bought a bottle," says Rich Torrisi. "I found out it was made from Concord grapes, which are my favorite. And the grapes are from New York state, so I love them even more." At Torrisi, the wine-glazed lamb comes with fried Jerusalem artichokes, too.
More Lamb Recipes
Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper and grill over moderate heat, turning a few times, until nicely charred outside and medium within, 15 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, boil the wine over high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, 15 minutes. Whisk in the grape jelly and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar.
In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 inch of oil until shimmering. Add the mint and fry over high heat until crisp, 15 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, transfer it to paper towels to drain. Add the celery leaves and fry until crisp, 30 seconds. Drain on paper towels.
Generously brush the hot lamb chops with the glaze. Sprinkle the chops with the coriander and celery seeds. Coat the fat edge of the chops with the matzo. Scatter the fried mint and celery leaves and the lemon zest over the lamb. Each chop serves two people.
The glaze can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before using.
Medium-bodied Barbera's bright red-berry fruit and spice are a nice complement to lamb.
You May Like
Sign Up for Our Newsletter
Keeping you in the know on all the latest & greatest food and travel news, and other special offers.