Lavender Lamb Chops
[Editor's Note: I've been getting a lot of questions from friends lately about how to use lavender in cooking, and this is an idea I'd gladly share with them. This lovely lamb chop dish uses lavender as an accent to a French-flavored recipe, and letting the chops marinate in the herbs just enhances the flavor. -Genie]
Grilled Lamb Chops with Lavender
For savory dishes, lavender works best as an ensemble player, part of a mix of herbs, spices and aromatics flavoring a dish, rather than going solo. Too much lavender can overpower a dish, giving it an unpleasantly soapy taste, so use a light hand with it. But just a little can add a wonderful slightly sweet, floral note. For these chops, I combine lavender with rosemary, thyme and garlic.
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