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Ok, so who said easy and simple cannot be not only good, but better than good ? Tonight’s dinner was fantastic !

Lamb shoulder chops (not the little dinky ones that restaurants charge you a fortune for): put the chops in some sort of vessel where they can lay flat, salt and pepper generously, brush with olive oil (also generously) and sprinkle with oregano (you can also add garlic). Flip chops, repeat.  Let them sit in the marinade (as long as you can, anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours); the longer you marinade, the more the meat will be infused with flavor.

Marinated Lamb Chops

Marinated Lamb Chops

Now, turn on the grill (medium high)…

Zucchini:  Cut in thick slices, drop in a bowl, drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper on top and toss until all pieces are glistening in olive oil.

Zucchini glistening in olive oil

Zucchini glistening in olive oil

Arrange zucchini in sigle layer on grill.  If you cut the pieces thick enough (see photo) and arrange them with tongs, they will not fall through the slats…. add the lamb chops to the grill.  Grill zucchini approx. 2-3 minutes on each side (depending on how you like yours done).  Grill chops approx. 3 1/2 min on each side.  Remove all from grill; while  chops are resting  (for approx. 5 min) drizzle the juice from 1/2 lemon over the zucchini.

Serve!

Charlie likes his plate with a beer and a thick slice of Ciabatta…

Lamb Shoulder Chop with grilled Zucchini

Lamb Shoulder Chop with grilled Zucchini

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