Grilled Lamb Chops with Blender Bearnaise

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Blender Bearnaise
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby spinach, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 head Roasted Garlic (see Recipe Finder)
  • Salt
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • Pepper
  • 8 loin or rib lamb chops, 1 to 1-1/4 inch thick (2-1/2 pounds total)
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) butter, melted and hot
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

Preparation

In a large skillet, add enough water to reach a depth of 1/2 inch and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander; wipe the skillet clean. Add the olive oil to the skillet and heat over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon roasted garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the wilted spinach and 2 teaspoons salt and toss. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.

Preheat a grill pan over high heat. In a small saucepan, cook the vinegar, shallots and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper over medium heat until almost dry, about 5 minutes. Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper and grill for 4 minutes on each side for medium.

Using a blender, combine the reserved vinegar mixture, egg yolks and remaining roasted garlic on low speed. With the machine on, slowly add the hot butter until the sauce is thickened; season with salt. Transfer to a serving bowl and stir in the mint.

Place the spinach on a platter, top with the lamb chops and serve with the sauce.