Lamb Chops with Mint Sauce

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After looking around on the web for lamb with mint sauce, I came up with my own version: Lamb chops, marinated in white wine, Worcestershire sauce and fresh mint. Very simple and very fast to prepare.


  • 8 lamb chops
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup / 60ml dry white wine
  • ¼ cup / 60ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp sour cream
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • a few sliced strawberries as garnish (optional)


  1. Blend together mint leaves, garlic, 2 tbsp olive oil, white wine, Worcestershire Sauce and pepper. Marinate the lamb chops for 2-3 hours in the mixture (refrigerate).
  2. Remove lamb chops from marinade - keep the marinade.
  3. Set heavy pan over medium heat. Add olive oil. Cook the lamb chops until done (ca. 2-3 minutes per side). Remove from pan, keep warm.
  4. Add marinade to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in the sour cream. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Stir in the shredded cilantro.
  5. Serve the lamb chops with the sauce and strawberries

Yields 4 servings.

Preparation time: ca. 25 minutes (and 2-3 hours to marinate the lamb chops)



Can creme fraiche substitute well for sour cream in your recipes, particularly this one?

Creme fraiche

Creme fraiche should work fine as a substitute. It's usually a bit milder than sour cream. Before I moved to the U.S. I used creme fraiche much more frequently.