Do you love a good Lamb Chop? Than look no further than these beautiful Grilled “lion” Lamb Chops (they look like miniature porterhouse steaks). Full of juicy flavor and super easy to grill. I picked up 2 packs with 4 chops in each package and used fresh herbs from my garden; parsley, mint, rosemary, lemon balm added black garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.
I like to marinate before grilling to give their flavor, a punch. I usually marinate my lamb chops for about 4 hours but today I didn’t have the time, “confessions of a busy cook” so I added the marinade right before I put the chops on the grill, basically just enough to coat the chops with the herbs, lemon and garlic and not have them swimming in it. Lamb chops are usually very tender and don’t need a lot of acidity or tenderizing. If you don’t care for lamb, you could also use this marinade for chicken too (either boneless or on the bone).
Ali in the Valley
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Author: Alison Ball
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 large lemon
Zest of the large lemon used above about 2 teaspoons
4 cloves of garlic minced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley chopped
½ tablespoon fresh mint or oregano or 1 teaspoon if fresh
½ tablespoon fresh lemon verbena if you have it
¼ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
2 lbs loin lamb chops or chicken, if preferred
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Place lamb chops (or chicken) in a gallon sized Ziploc bag and pour marinade over them. Close bag, removing as much air as possible. Marinate in the refrigerator about 4 hours or longer, if desired. Grill to desired doneness.