Grilled Lamb Chops – Tender and juicy grilled lamb chops cooked to perfection and full of flavor. This simple recipe with herbs and spices is ideal for outdoor BBQ or indoor grill and great for the keto diet.
One of my favorites things to cook in my backyard is grilled lamb chops. These small and tender pieces of meat are so easy to cook and eat out of hand. Moreover, there is always something that grabs me to start my outdoor BBQ on a cool day and grill one of my favorite dishes.
I love to barbecue anything that my hands get on from kebab to shrimp, chicken, and best of all meat.
Furthermore, my advice to all those who like barbecued meat is to opt for lean meat. And there is nothing in this category better and tastier than lamb meat, my favorite. Whenever I have friends over for a Sunday lunch, I turn my BBQ on and grill lamb chops.
As for those who are on keto, this low carb recipe will win your hearts and keep you satisfied.
What Lamb Chops Do I Use
Typically, there are three chops you can cook on your grill. To start with, shoulder chops are a favorite to many people who like their chops extra fatty and extra succulent. Shoulder chops have more fat and connective tissues than other chops, which melt down on the grill making them juicy.
The second type is the loin chops which is very lean and tender though it is more expensive than other chops. Some people prefer it because it grills easily and it has a very good taste though it is fatty.
The third type is the rib chops. This kind is my favorite because it is not too fatty, yet it is meatier than the other two kinds and have a more intense flavor.
This simple recipe calls for your choice of lamb chops, anise and coriander seeds, dried mint, salt and pepper. You will also need a couple of tablespoons of good olive oil.
How To Make The Best Lamb Chops
Prepare the spices: combine the anise and coriander seeds in a mortar and slowly move the pestle in a circular motion over, pressing down to crush them. Add dried mint, salt and pepper and mix well. Alternatively you can use a spice grinder.
Season the chops: Arrange the chops on a baking tray and brush them with olive oil on one side. Sprinkle the spice mixture, and then flip chops to the other side and repeat the step until both sides are well coated with spices. After that, season with salt and pepper.
Grill: Preheat an outdoor grill to medium–high. Grill the lamb chops for 3 to 4 minutes or until they are slightly charred on one side. Flip and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer for medium–rare to medium doneness. Serve hot.
what to have with lamb chops
Grilled lamb chops go great with few side dishes, I personally like them with;
Some Cooking Tips
- Buy your spices and seeds whole and crush them just before use to maintain flavor.
- Make sure your lamb chops are at room temperature before grilling so that they grill inside out.
- You can marinate the chops and keep them in the fridge overnight or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Season the chops with salt just before grilling to keep the meat tender and retain their moisture.
- Let the chops rest for few minutes before serving. That way they retain all the juices.
- Be sure your grill is very hot before cooking; you want the chops to have nice char on each side. Flip them once since they only take 3 to 4 minutes on each side to cook anyway.
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- 12 lamb chops
- 1 teaspoon anise seed
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon dried mint
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine anise and coriander seeds in a mortar, slowly move the pestle in a circular motion over the seeds, pressing down to crush them. Add dried mint, salt and pepper and mix well. You can use spice grinder too.
- Arrange the chops on a baking tray and brush them with olive oil on one side. Sprinkle spice mixture, then flip chops to the other side and repeat until well coated with spices. Season with salt and pepper.
- Preheat an outdoor grill to medium–high. Grill the lamb chops for 3 to 4 minutes, until slightly charred on one side. Flip and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer for medium–rare to medium doneness. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 15g