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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lamb Chops with Tzatziki Sauce

Don't let the name fool you - think of grilling a steak and using steak sauce.  This meal is just that simple - but in my opinion, so much better!  The Big Guy has discovered that our warehouse club store carries lamb chops for a pretty fair price.  He made a trip there the other evening after seeing a client.  For a family of 6, we (I) appreciate a warehouse to buy many items in bulk!  Having rolls and rolls of tissue paper and paper towels on hand, well it's handy!
So we changed the menu a bit for last night and had Lamb Chops with Tzatziki Sauce, mashed potatoes, and salad.  The Lamb Chops marinated in an easy marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt and rosemary.  The Big Guy grilled them - even with ice on the deck!  Heated the grill for about 10 minutes (it was only 30 degrees last night!).  Grill about 4-5 minutes on each side. Beautiful and tender!
The Tzatziki Sauce sounds fancy but it's very easy.  Simply, peeled, seeded, chopped cucumber mixed with Greek yogurt (or sour cream), vinegar, garlic, dill and mint.
One key is to allow your cucumber to drain a bit.  I accomplish this by putting the seeded, chopped cucumber in a strainer with a coffee filter in it.
Add in the Greek yogurt - and I have used sour cream in the past when needed to substitute.  Spices added.

Let set in the fridge for at least an hour or two, longer if you can.  The flavors blend together and are fabulous!  So much so the 2 year old was eating it with a spoon last night!

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