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Grilled Lamb With Blackberry Sauce

Relish This: Grilled Lamb Loin Chops With Blackberry Sauce

Although the classic meat and fruit pairing might be pork and apples, it's time for another combination, lamb and blackberries, to take the spotlight. I recently enjoyed this spectacular duo on a warm Summer night.

With its meaty lamb, sweet berries, and tangy horseradish, it was exciting to experience a new range of flavors. Since the sauce requires little chopping and the lamb cooks in under five minutes, this dish comes together quickly.

Pair it with a tomato and watermelon salad and you've got an elegant supper ideal for entertaining. Experiment with the recipe, after the break.

Photos: Anna Monette Roberts
Grilled Lamb Loin Chops With Blackberry Relish

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops With Blackberry Relish

Notes

The blackberry relish can be refrigerated for 2 days. Let return to room temperature before serving.

If your lamb chops are on the thicker side, you will need to cook them longer. For instance, a 2-inch thick lamb chop will take about 4 minutes each side.

Grilled Lamb Chops With Blackberry Relish

Ingredients

2 cups blackberries
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon chopped mint
1 tablespoon drained prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
Salt and freshly ground pepper
8 (4- to 5-ounce) loin lamb chops (1inch thick), trimmed

Directions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, use a fork to mash blackberries and sugar until berries are softened but still hold their shape. Stir in mint, horseradish, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan to medium-high heat. Brush lamb chops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until medium rare, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with the blackberry relish.
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