Ancho-rubbed lamb rib chops with poblano potato salad
When you have a quality cut, as I did this week with a beautiful DeBragga rack of lamb, you don't have to do much with the meat. Don't mess around, man. Salt, pepper, a little extra seasoning to bring a touch of different perspective — cooked on the grill or seared in the pan... you don't need much more. In this case, that little extra flavor came from some ancho powder rubbed into both sides of the lamb rib chop. That said, it's hard to resist pumping up the flavor of some traditional sides, in this case potato salad. Mayo is always an important key — which one. Kewpie adds great tang. Then you'll find variations of potato salad that include things like celery to give it some crunch. That's nice. But it doesn't add much flavor. What does? Onion, but how about poblano and jalapeño. Peppers are underutilized in potato salads. You get crunch, you get heat, you get flavor. To round out the theme, try a salad with jalapeño vinaigrette (seeded if you're afraid of the heat). Click here to see Luscious Lamb Recipes. 
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Tamarind and Sumac Lamb Ribs
These ribs pair excellently with any light tabbouleh, couscous, or cucumber salad. Click here to see Best Spring Lamb Recipes.
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These smoky, savory ribs get lots of flavor from a dry rub made with blended curry spices. If you don’t have curry at home, make your own version by combining cardamom, turmeric, cumin, coriander, dry mustard, and chipotle pepper.
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Your guests will love this rack of lamb as their main course. The mint gives it that extra breath of freshness. 
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