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Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade

Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade

Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade recipe at FreshFoodinaFlash.com.

Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade

Prep 6 mins  Marinate 1 hour +  Cook 8 mins   Eat 1:14

As the summer winds down, how about trying something different on the grill?  Lamb Chops with a flavorful Rosemary Marinade can be made in a flash.  Super simple, but super delicious!  If you live in southern California as I do, rosemary is plentiful.  You can walk around most any neighborhood and find a couple sprigs of rosemary to pluck for your marinade.

Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade recipe at FreshFoodinaFlash.com.

A small food processor chops the herbs and mixes the ingredients in a flash.

Fortunate to have a garden full of herbs, I can pluck some rosemary, thyme and parsley out of my own garden.  Whiz it around in a small food processor with a couple cloves of garlic.  Add in an anchovy filet if you dare, process again. Then add olive oil, red wine and Dijon mustard along with salt and pepper.  Process until you have a nice wet mixture.

Make the Marinade in 6 minutes.  Marinate for an hour+.

Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade recipe at FreshFoodinaFlash.com.

Slather the Rosemary Marinade all over the lamb chops and place in the fridge for an hour.

Slather the Rosemary Marinade all over your lamb chops.  You could also use this marinade on beef steaks too.  Refrigerate for at least an hour, while you prepare the rest of your meal.

Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade recipe at FreshFoodinaFlash.com.

Grill the lamb chops to medium rare…about 4 minutes per side.

When ready to grill, bring your lamb chops out of the fridge to warm up a little, while you prepare the grill.  Lamb is best when cooked to medium rare.  To accomplish this, grill chops no more than 4 minutes per side over medium high heat. Less time If the lamb chops are thinner than 1″.  They are done when they have some spring when you press into them.  Avoid cooking until they are close to hard, as the meat will be dry and overcooked.

Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade recipe at FreshFoodinaFlash.com.

Resist cutting into the lamb while cooking or resting! Doing this will keep the lamb chops juicy and delicious.

Take the lamp chops off the heat and let them rest 5+ minutes while you serve up the rest of your meal.  Resist cutting into them!  As they stand, they will continue to cook and the juices will distribute throughout the meat.  Enjoy the delicious flavor of lamb and this easy to make Rosemary Marinade.

Keep it simple with Roasted Potatoes finished on the grill and Steamed Green Beans or…Try some of these sides to go with your Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade.

Green Bean, Potato, Tomato and Pesto Salad
Mediterranean Potato Salad with Za’atar
Watermelon, Tomato and Baby Kale or Arugula Salad 
and for dessert, Fresh Mini Blueberry Pies

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Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade

2 cloves garlic
2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
3 Tablespoons parsley
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 anchovy filet (optional)
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons red wine
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 lamb chops

1. Place garlic, rosemary, parsley and thyme in a small food processor. Process until chopped. Add anchovy if you desire and process again. Then add the olive oil, red wine, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper and process until you have a wet mixture..

2. Slather the Rosemary Marinade all over the lamb chops. Refrigerate for at least an hour, while you prepare the rest of your meal.

3. When ready to grill, bring your lamb chops out of the fridge to warm up a little, while you prepare the grill. Lamb is best when cooked to medium rare -135° (it will go up to 145° after resting). To accomplish this, grill chops no more than 4 minutes per side over medium high heat. Less time if the lamb chops are thinner than 1″. They are done when they have some spring when you press into them, Avoid cooking until they are close to hard, as the meat will be dry and overcooked.

4. Take the lamb chops off the heat and let them rest 5+ minutes while you serve up the rest of your meal. Resist cutting into them. As they stand, they will continue to cook and the juices will distribute throughout the meat. Slice lamb against the grain or across the chop.

Servings: 4 –   414 calories per serving

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Grilled Lamb Chops with a Rosemary Marinade

I've been making Grilled Lamb Chops with this same Rosemary Marinade for years. Inspired by a recipe from McCall's magazine, I've changed it around over the years. It goes great with any cut of lamb. It also makes an interesting marinade for beef steaks. Lamb is best when cooked to medium rare. Resist cutting into the lamb while cooking or resting. Use your finger to test for doneness.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Marinate1 hr
Total Time1 hr 14 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, New Zealand
Servings: 4
Calories: 414kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 anchovy filet optional
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 lamb chops

Instructions

  • Place garlic, rosemary, parsley and thyme in a small food processor. Process until chopped. Add anchovy if you desire and process again. Then add the olive oil, red wine, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper and process until you have a wet mixture..
  • Slather the Rosemary Marinade all over the lamb chops. Refrigerate for at least an hour, while you prepare the rest of your meal.
  • When ready to grill, bring your lamb chops out of the fridge to warm up a little, while you prepare the grill. Lamb is best when cooked to medium rare - 135° (it will go up to 145° after resting). To accomplish this, grill chops no more than 4 minutes per side over medium high heat. Less time if the lamb chops are thinner than 1". They are done when they have some spring when you press into them, Avoid cooking until they are close to hard, as the meat will be dry and overcooked.
  • Take the lamb chops off the heat and let them rest 5+ minutes while you serve up the rest of your meal. Resist cutting into them. As they stand, they will continue to cook and the juices will distribute throughout the meat. Slice lamb against the grain or across the chop.
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Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal

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