The Perfectly Grilled Lamb Chops

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Lamb chops this Memorial Day weekend

Lamb chops are not the most often barbecued meat, but surely enough it’s strong flavors and ease of cooking make them a perfect barbecue meat for this Memorial Day weekend. If you choose the right lamb cuts and cook them quick and well, the lamb chops turn out to be tender and succulent.

There are various cuts available for lamb chops:

  • Lamb Shoulder Blade Chops
  • Lamb Shoulder Arm Chops
  • Lamb Rib Chops
  • Lamb Loin Chops
  • Lamb Loin Double Chops
  • Lamb Leg Sirloin Chops

The loin, legs and ribs are the best cuts for grilling. It’s also important that the meat is at room temperature before it’s ready for grilling.

Steps to grilling perfect lamb chops

Grilling lamb chops is a simple process and requires only the lamb chops, marinade of your choice, or even just some kosher salt and pepper for seasoning.

Steps to grilling perfect lamb chops:

  1. Trim the excess fats from the edges of the lamb chops. The fat will not add any flavor to the meat, and it’ll only cause oily flare ups.
  2. Rinse and dry the lamb chops.
  3. Brush oil on both sides. Alternately if you are using a marinade, then marinate the lamb chops for about an hour at least.
  4. Season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Prepare your grill.
  6. Make sure the meat is at room temperature before grilling.
  7. Grill the lamb chops on the grill with the lid open on high heat. Typically an inch thick lamb chops need to be cooked about 3-4 minutes each side. This can also vary if you like the chops to be a bit rare.
  8. After this, let the meat rest for about 5 minutes before eating.
  9. Serve with your choice of sauce, salsa or enjoy as it is.

Grilled veggies and grains like bulgur wheat salad, quinoa or couscous, or rice pilafs go extremely well as sides with lamb chops. Lollipop lamb chops also make for delicious finger foods.

Find more recipes for grilled lamb chops on Recipebridge.

Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer May 26th 2012
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