Lamb Chops with Polenta and Grilled Scallion Sauce


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Ready to jazz up your dinner routine? Try these Lamb Chops with Polenta and Grilled Scallion Sauce for a flavor explosion! 🔥 Tender lamb, creamy polenta, and a zesty scallion kick—your taste buds will thank you. 🍽️ Don't forget to whip up extra sauce for endless culinary adventures!

Lamb Chops with Polenta and Grilled Scallion Sauce

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  • 8 lamb rib or loin chops (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons plus 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound prepared polenta, sliced into 1/2" rounds
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 bunch of scallions, roots trimmed
  • 1 jalapeño, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 6 cups torn leafy lettuce, such as green leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup cherries (about 6 ounces), pitted, halved

  1. Season lamb chops with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Lightly brush both sides of the polenta slices with olive oil.
  2. Grill the scallions, jalapeño, lamb chops, and polenta slices until they're lightly charred and the lamb registers 125°F for medium-rare, which usually takes about 2–3 minutes per side. The scallions might need a couple of extra minutes until they're tender.
  3. Finely chop the grilled scallions and jalapeño, then transfer them to a medium bowl. Add chopped basil, lemon juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, whisking to combine. Transfer 1/4 cup of the scallion sauce to a large bowl and whisk in yogurt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add torn lettuce and halved cherries, gently tossing until everything is coated.
  4. Divide the salad among plates. Arrange the grilled lamb and polenta alongside, then top both with the remaining scallion sauce.
Do Ahead:

  • The scallion sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Cooks' Note:

  • If you have extra sauce, don't worry! It's versatile and can be used on other grilled meats or veggies, or even as a base for new salad dressings and sauces. Enjoy experimenting!

PS: I just can't get enough of these Lamb Chops with Polenta and Grilled Scallion Sauce! 😍 It's like a culinary masterpiece on a plate! 🎨🍽️ Whether you're hosting a fancy dinner or just treating yourself, this dish is sure to impress. Plus, that extra sauce? Total game-changer! 🙌 Get ready to savor every delicious bite! Bon appétit!
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Just tried this Lamb Chops with Polenta and Grilled Scallion Sauce recipe and it was a flavor explosion! 🍽️🔥 The combination of juicy lamb chops, creamy polenta, and tangy grilled scallion sauce is absolutely divine. Plus, it's surprisingly easy to make! Definitely a dish I'll be coming back to again and again. Thanks for sharing! 🌟