Marinated Lamb Chops with Green Butter

marinated lamb chops with green butter

Marinated Lamb Chops with Green Butter

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This recipe for Marinated Lamb Chops with Green Butter is a perfect dish for a dinner party. The lamb chops are marinated in wine, olive oil, and garlic to add flavor and tenderize the lamb.
Servings: 4
Calories: 951


  • 8 small trimmed loin lamb chops
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves crumbled
  • 2 onion finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp dry white wine
  • lamb fat or oil for greasing
  • parsley sprigs to garnish
  • matchstick potatoes to serve

for the green butter

  • 4 oz butter softened
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 6 tbsp parsley freshly chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Arrange the chops in a large flat dish and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Scatter over the crumbled bay leaves and finely chopped onion, and pour over the olive oil and dry white wine. Cover the dish. Leave in a cool place for at least 2 hours, turning the chops once or twice in the marinade.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the green butter. Place the softened butter in a mixing bowl, add the crushed garlic, 15-30 ml (1 - 2 tbsp) freshly chopped parsley and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until smooth. Beat in the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Form the green butter into marble-sized rounds and chill in the refrigerator until firm. Roll the chilled rounds of butter into smooth balls, then roll one at a time in freshly chopped parsley until completely coated. Arrange in a serving dish, cover loosely with greaseproof paper and chill in the refrigerator until required.
  • Heat the grill without the grid to very hot 15 - 20 minutes before cooking. Grease the grid (with pieces of lamb fat if possible) to prevent sticking.
  • Drain the chops and arrange on the greased grid. Grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side, turning once. Transfer the chops to a heated serving platter, garnish with parsley and serve immediately with the green butter and matchstick potatoes.
Calories: 951 kcal
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Protein: 39 g
Fat: 82g
Saturated Fat: 30 g
Cholesterol: 170 mg
Sodium: 164 mg
Potassium: 670 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 557 IU
Vitamin C: 17 mg
Calcium: 93 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Ingredients Lamb, Lamb Chops
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