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Colorado Lamb Chops With Barolo

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Sam is joined by special guest James Solo to pair Colorado Lamb Chops with a nice Barolo.
Ingredients
For the lamb chops:
  Lamb chops 6 Medium
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
For the salad:
  Dried cherries 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Dash
  Ground pepper 1 Dash
  Greens 6 Ounce
  Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon, shave
  Radicchio 1 Medium, cut into half
For the gremolata:
  Parsley 2 Ounce
  Garlic cloves 1 Small, mince
  Lemon zest 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. For the lamb chops: Rub the lamb chops with salt, ground pepper and garlic powder.
2. Add olive oil to the chops.
3. Grill the lamb chops for about 15 minutes on both sides.
4. Let the lamb chops rest for 10 minutes then serve.
5. For the salad dressing: Heat a pan and add the dried cherries.
6. Add balsamic vinegar to rehydrate the dried cherries.
7. Add sugar and stir well.
8. Remove the rehydrated cherries out of the pan and let the sauce reduce.
9. Pour the sauce into a bowl.
10. Add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, salt, ground pepper and red wine vinegar and stir.
11. Add greens to a plate.
12. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the halved radicchio.
13. Place on the grill to cook for 5-6 minutes.
14. Remove from grill, chop and add to salad.
15. Pour the cherry balsamic vinaigrette over the salad and toss.
16. Coat the rehydrated cherries with sugar.
17. For the Gremolata: In a bowl, add the chopped parsley, garlic cloves, lemon zest, salt, ground pepper and olive oil and mix.

FINALIZING
18. Add a touch of balsamic vinegar to a plate.
19. Add a portion of the salad to the plate.
20. Add the sugar coated rehydrated cherries.
21. Next, add a lamb chop.
22. Add a tablespoon or two of the gremolate over the lamb chop.

SERVING
23. Pair with a good Barolo wine and serve as main course.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Grilling
Dish: 
Lamb Chops
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes

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