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BBQ Recipe - How To Make The Best Grilled Lamb Chops

Updated on December 5, 2011
Lamb Chops
Lamb Chops

Lamb by definition is: a young sheep that is less than one year old. The meat of a lamb is taken from the animal between one month and one year old, with a carcase (carcass in American English) weight of between 5.5 and 30 kilograms (12 and 65 lbs). This meat generally is more tender than that from older sheep and appears more often on tables in some Western countries. Many North Americans are not used to eating lamb, however it is a very popular dish in the middle east as well as the Mediterranean. Lamb is a rich and tender meat, and has a high fat content. Lamb is also a very popular dish in both New Zealand and Australia, with both countries being major exporters of lamb. Popular lamb dishes include: lamb kebab, roast lamb, lamb shish kabob, rack of lamb and lamb chops. Lamb is served with both rice and or potatoes, sometimes with greek salad. The drink of choice when eating lamb is red wine.

Grilling The Lamb
Grilling The Lamb
Lamb On The Grill
Lamb On The Grill

How To Make Grilled Lamb Chops
When cooking lamb chops on the barbecue, you want to make sure the grill is nice and hot. Lamb is best served medium rare, and should not be over cooked. Make sure the lamb has been completely covered in the marinade, and baste the lamb while grilling with the remaining marinade. If your grill is hot enough, it will only take 3-5 minutes per side to grill your lamb to perfection. When properly cooked, lamb will be far more tender and juicy than beef.


1 KG of fresh lamb chops
2 tablespoons of chopped garlic
3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of mint sauce
1 tablespoon of black pepper
1/2 tablespoon of salt

Cooking Instructions:

1: Place the lamb chops on a large plate or tray.

2: Sprinkle the garlic, salt and pepper over the lamb chops.

3: Pour the olive oil and mint sauce over the lamb chops.

4: With a fork, turn over each chop to make sure it is covered in the marinade.

5: Allow at least 1 hour to marinate.

6: Grill the lamb chops on a hot grill for 3-5 minutes per side.

7: Serve with red wine, rice and or potatoes and greek salad.

Grilled Lamb Chops, Red Wine
Grilled Lamb Chops, Red Wine


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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I absolutely love lamb but rarely make it as it is not a favorite of my husbands. However this sounds so I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      The recipe sounds wonderful! I like to add Rosemary when I grill lamb.

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      Belinda 6 years ago

      I'm not really a lover of lamb, but your recipe sounds very inviting. I might just be brave enough to try cooking lamb again. Thanks for the recipe!

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      TravelinAsia 7 years ago from Thailand/Southeast Asia


      Thanks for the comments. Get yourself some lamb chops and try this one out..

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 7 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      You don't have to make a believer out of me, I'm already right there with you! I'm a Texan, and I've always run with lots of Mexican Americans, and always eaten lots of their ethnic foods. .. .and "Cabrito," is a special treat. It's very, very good, soft meat. I'd prefer not to think about it too much when eating it, but man, it's good!

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      TravelinAsia 7 years ago from Thailand/Southeast Asia


      I can assure you that it is indeed delicious!

      Grilled lamb is one of my favorites.

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      ssaul 7 years ago

      sounds delicious will try it this way!