Perfectly Grilled Lamb Rib or Loin Chops Recipe

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Full-flavored and tender, grilled lamb chops are a true thing of beauty when done right on the grill.

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Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 75 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in lamb rib or loin chops, cut 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick

  • 2 tablespoons (30g) salt

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Salt lamb on both sides and let sit at room temperature for 40 minutes while you prepare the grill.

  2. Light 1 chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange coals on one side of charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Alternatively, set half the burners on a gas grill to high. Cover and preheat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate. Rub lamb chops with olive oil, season with black pepper, and place on cool side of grill. Cover grill and let cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of chops registers 110°F (43°C) for rare or 120°F (49°C) for medium-rare.

  3. Move lamb to hot side of grill and cook until browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of chops registers 120°F for rare or 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare. Transfer to a platter and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Special equipment

Grill, chimney starter, instant-read thermometer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
390 Calories
30g Fat
0g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 390
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 2992mg 130%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 320mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)