One of the best seasons for grilled lamb chops is spring. If you are like some people, you have a preconceived notion that lamb has too strong of a flavor. Some people just don’t like it.
However, if most people had a taste of properly cooked lamb chop, they would change their mind. There are people who swore that they wouldn’t like lamb until they tried the most delicious and perfectly seasoned lamb chop.
It is important to know what ingredients compliment the unique flavor of lamb. Lamb is great when seasoned with rosemary, oregano, lemon, garlic, thyme, savory, mustard, fennel, and mint, just to name a few. You are definitely headed in the right direction if you are working with a one or more of these flavors. You should also buy the lamb which is a good quality cut, too. You are looking a rib, loin or sirloin chop.
In case you choose a leg or shoulder chop, you will have to use a marinade to make it tender. The chops you pick should have red or pink, finely textured meat with smooth, white fat. In addition, they should be about an inch thick. You can never go wrong with well—seasoned lamb chops. It is entirely up to you which type of chops you use. We love the way the rack chops look with their long rib bones exposed. However, you can use shoulder chops just as well.
Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops Recipe
- 4 lamb chops about 3/4-inch thick
- 1 ⁄4 cup of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of rosemary
- 1 dash of cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 1 ⁄2 teaspoon of thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- In the first step, take a bowl and mix ingredients in it except for lamb.
- Now, put the chops in a container to marinate. Tip: For example, you can use a zip lock bag. In the second step, pour ingredients over chops. However, make sure both sides are well covered.
- Let marinate overnight. Give them at least one hour, although the longer the better.
- Before you grill chops, let them come to room temperature (for approximately 20 minutes).
- Discard marinade.
- In this step, cook under the broiler or on the BBQ. For medium, try about 3 and a half minutes per each side.