Lamb is in season and a rack of lamb chops is simple and very elegant. Buy enough for two per person, salt the racks well and brown them on all sides in olive oil in a large saute pan. Place them in a roasting pan and roast at 400 for 10 minutes. That should give you a lovely brown skin and a gorgeous red center; use an instant read thermometer to take the temp to 125-135, which is med rare to medium. Take them out of the oven and let them rest 10 minutes. Slice the rack into individual chops and place them on a bed of mint and rosemary.
Meanwhile in the saute pan, to the olive oil add one minced shallot and a minced garlic clove. Cook gently, add white or red wine and reduce. Stir in a tablespoon of cherry jam and you have a lovely light sauce to drizzle over the chops on their way to the table!