This grilled lamb chops recipe is an easy, rustic dish that is refined enough for a special occasion or company. That’s my favorite kind of recipe.
Lamb chops don’t need to much help to taste delicious. And they certainly don’t take much time to cook. They are best when seasoned simply with a bit of fresh garlic, salt and some classic herbs. When it comes to cooking, all there is to do is fire up the grill, cook them a few minutes on each side, and serve. That’s all there is to it.
The secret to success
Only one thing separates good lamb chops from great ones and that is sourcing lamb chops that are the same size! Lamb chops are not hard to find, but they are hard to find ones that are the same thickness. Sadly, skilled butchers have become increasingly hard to find, and many of the workers who are responsible for slicing and packaging meat products are not thinking about us cooks, who need even cuts to ensure even cooking temperatures.
Because of this, I prefer to get the lamb chops from the butcher counter where you can explain to the butcher, or the service person at the meat counter, that you are looking for 6 lamb chops, (or however many you are purchasing) and need them to all be as close in size and thickness as possible for your recipe. Typically, the butcher is more than happy to either let me select my own, or kind enough to select them for, or with, me.
Take the Mint Jelly Poll!
I’m curious if anyone else grow up eating lamb chops served with mint jelly that resembled green Jello? I loved the stuff! I also thought it was the one and only way to eat lamb.
Throwback to my childhood…on a plate!
Suggested Serving Sauce- Tzatziki
Tzatziki makes an excellent accompaniment to not just lamb chops, but also to any mixed grill, which I make often when serving a crowd. I grill lamb chops, chicken and salmon and serve with a side of homemade Tzatziki sauce. It goes superbly with everything. And makes a great appetizer dip too!