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Grilled Radicchio and Lamb Chops

Grilled Radicchio and Lamb Chops

You don’t have to read my blog long to know that I still have a lot to learn about cooking. It has taken me a while to eat something at a restaurant and even realize that I am eating food that I could actually make at home. The other day I ate at Chego! and noticed that I really loved the radicchio in the grilled caesar salad. It sounds simple, but I had never touched radicchio outside of a restaurant. My sister recently sent me a Lodge reversible stovetop griddle/grill so I decided to buy a little radicchio to play with at home.

Lodge reversible grill pan

Lodge reversible grill pan

I separated the radicchio leaves and brushed them with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper and wilted them on the grill for about a minute on each side. To serve, I simply sliced the leaves and topped with a little grated parmesan.

lamb chops cooking

lamb chops cooking

I then sprinkled the lamb chops with dried rosemary, thyme, basil, salt and pepper and grilled them about 4 minutes each side to medium rare. Sometimes I try to wing simple recipes and end up regretting it, but this turned out fantastic and only took about 20 minutes tops. The best part is that I had just picked up a lemon, lamb chops and radicchio at the grocery store without any idea what I was going to do and had everything else I needed. The next challenge will be trying to eat sustainably. I was sad when I noticed the lamb chops were marked “from Australia” on the packaging.

  • joanna

    looks delish. but where would lambs graze in southern california?

  • Evan

    I have seen reports that say lamb from New Zealand or Australia is more sustainable than American lamb. Here is one regarding British vs. New Zealand lamb (http://www.odt.co.nz/news/farming/126965/top-british-retailer-says-nz-lamb-more-sustainable-rivals). It is hard to imagine that it is better to ship lamb across the world than to drive it a couple of hours in a truck. I’ll ask Michael Pollan next time I run into him.

  • http://vol.ly Max

    good marks.

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