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Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

22645 Garrod Road

Saratoga, CA  95070



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22645 Garrod Rd
Saratoga, CA, 95070

(408) 867-7116

Enjoy wines where the grapes are grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga and overlooking San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley.


Seared Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint Pesto

Bill Cooper

Serves 4

  • 8 Lamb loin chops, about 1” thick

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 1/3 c. Fresh mint, chopped fine

  • 1/3 c. Crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/3 c. Flat-leaf parsley, chopped fine

  • 1/3 c. Pecans, toasted and chopped

In a small bowl, combine mint, parsley, pecans, feta, and lemon zest for the fresh pesto. Set aside. Trim fat from chops and rub them with olive oil. Preheat a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat before adding chops. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side, turning once, or until well-browned and an instant-read thermometer registers at least 145 degrees in thickest portion of the meat. Salt and pepper to taste. To serve, sprinkle chops with fresh pesto.

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