Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yogurt Marinated Lamb Loin

I feel like we can start our summer now, I am home and we have started our normal way of things, weeknights with my family, weekends with some time in the pool and just living our lives.  When we had our parents here for Miss Lu's recital every meal was done on the grill.  They asked how often we use our grill Kris and I looked at each other and she said, "Five nights out of seven," I thought about it and she is right.  Sometimes it is simple like hot dogs, sometimes something a little odd like pizza or sometimes something more involved, like my last post but almost every night this time of year I throw something on the grill.

A few days ago I did a little bit of everything... for Kris a Tenderloin for the Kiddos Hot Dogs for me Lamb Loin Chops, there were also potatoes and vegetables to choose from.  The Lamb gets to star in this post, well sort of...

First I have to admit, even though I made this I have NO IDEA what all the spices are in this marinade.  I mentioned how often we grilled out so that I could blame my utter lack of memory on that instead of age... I recently had one of those birthdays that I don't want to talk about. So lets stick with the "I grill out all the time and this one is a blur" theory or I am even willing to go with the "Bryan drank too much that night" idea, lets just stay away from the whole "age thing"  OK?  So lets move on.  I mixed the spices below (I dug through the spice cupboard and pulled almost everything out trying to figure out what the heck it was I put in this).

I mixed these spices, as well as I can figure, plus at least one mystery spice with four ounces on Greek yogurt and a splash of lemon juice.
Crushed Red Pepper
Minced Fresh Garlic
Ground Thyme
I am still not sure what that stuff on the lower right is.
I also added a generous amount of fresh chopped mint (not pictured)

I coated a couple of loin chops with the yogurt spice mixture and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours.  When it was time to cook I tossed them on the grill, about 4 minutes on each side, until they were done.

Because this was one of those eclectic meals; Lamb chops, Tenderloin, Hot dogs, Polenta, Corn, Potatoes and Asparagus we took our time that night having a long family dinner and most of us tried some new things.  The prize for that goes to Mr. Man who took a bite of his grilled corn and said, I want some Peanut butter on this.

1 comment:

  1. I have lots of recipes like that! Yum, but what did I put in it? Or, not so hot, what should I leave out. Peanut butter on corn sounds like a winner to me.