Grilled lamb chops are a delicious and flavorful change of pace this summer. Enjoy this easy grilled lamb chops recipe with your favorite summer side dishes.
If you’ve never worked with lamb chops before, be aware that there is a bit of a different smell and taste about them. They definitely have a little more gaminess than beef or pork.
By cooking them out on the grill, you’re helping to make that flavor a little more subtle (but in a good way).
This lamb chop marinade is super easy too. It really helps to enhance the flavors and tenderize the chop. Adding a nice level of freshness that can pair great with practically anything.
Once you learn how to grill lamb chops you’ll open yourself up to a lot more adventurous food recipes. There are so many great lamb recipes out there, just have to find them.
How to Make Grilled Lamb Chops
- Combine all of the ingredients listed inside of a zipper topped bag.
- Let the lamb chops marinate in the bag for at least 30 minutes. Preferably, let them go longer, you can do up to overnight.
- Heat the grill to high heat.
- Place your lamb chops on the grill for about 3-5 minutes per side, depending on how well-done you need them to be. Lamb chops are best when they are rare. This is about 135ºF on a meat thermometer.
- Let the lamb chops rest for 5 minutes before serving. This helps to keep them nice and juicy and helps them to finish the cooking process.
What to Serve With Grilled Lamb Chops?
Grilled lamb chops would be great served alongside a fresh green garden salad, potato bread rolls, or even some rice pilaf. You could also serve it with some peas and garlic roasted potatoes.
You should look for foods with subtle flavors that won’t overpower the lamb so that the plate comes together harmoniously instead of feeling like everything is competing for your tastebuds affection.
How Do I Know When My Grilled Lamb Chops Are Done?
Besides using an instant read thermometer to gauge the temperature of your meat, you can use the old fashioned touch test. Like steak or pork, when you poke at the chop, you’ll feel anything from squishy and soft to hard.
The softer the chop feels when you press on it the more rare/raw it is. As is gets cooked, it becomes harder to the touch.
Take note of how it feels throughout the cooking process so you can remember for next time.
When you feel like it’s getting close to where you want it to be, remove it from the heat and test it with a meat thermometer. Then let it rest and serve or put it back on the grill, whatever the case may be.
Why Is My Lamb Chewy?
Chewy lamb is often a result of overcooking. If you cook your meat too long, the texture will be rubbery and unpleasant. You can also create a chewy texture by not cutting the meat correctly.
You want to make sure that you cut it against the natural grain of the meat, and with it. This helps to create a much softer chew and one is much more pleasant to bite into.
Can I Use This Marinade for Other Meats?
Absolutely! This simple marinade would be great for anything from chicken to pork or steak! Feel free to use it for any of those meats, it’s going to turn out amazingly!
Grilled Lamb Chops
- 6 lamb chops
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup parsely fresh
- Combine all of the ingredients in a zipper top bag.
- Let the lamb chops marinate at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.
- Heat grill to high heat.
- Place lamb chops on the grill for about 3-5 minutes per side, depending on how well-done you need them to be. Lamb chops are best when they are rare, about 135ºF.
- Let the lamb chops rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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Love grilled chops!