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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.


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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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