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The Arborist Pairings Grilled Lamb Chops with Pistachio Sauce


  • 1 ½ tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp Chopped rosemary
  • ½ tsp Fennel seed
  • 1 ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 Lamb loin chops
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup Reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup Vina Robles The Arborist
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup Pistachios


  1. 1

    Open a bottle of Vina Robles The Arborist, and pour yourself a glass.

  2. 2

    Create marinade: Stir first five ingredients together until blended. Add olive oil and lamb chops and place in refrigerator for up to two hours.

  3. 3

    Preheat grill. For sauce, combine sugar, vinegar, broth, wine, and Worcestershire sauce in a small pan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for ten minutes.

  4. 4

    Process pistachios in a food processor or crush to your liking. Stir into sauce and cook for an additional two minutes to blend flavors. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. 5

    Place lamb chops on preheated grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lamb reached an internal temperature of 145°F (for medium-rare).

  6. 6

    Serve sauce over lamb chops and enjoy together with the rest of the The Arborist.

  7. 7

    Hint: Serve over simple couscous.

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