Grilled Lamb Chops
Grilled Lamb Chops
Grilled Lamb Chops

Grilled Lamb Chops


May 16, 2023

Recipe Provided By "Cossette's Kitchen"

Courtesy of American Lamb Board

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16 American lamb rib chops, (3/4″ to 1″ thick)

25 sprigs Fresh mint (or 2 tablespoons dried mint)

12 cloves Fresh garlic

3 tbsp Pomegranate molasses

3 Honey (or maple syrup)

2 tsp Ground cinnamon (or allspice)

2 tsp Kosher salt* (half if using table salt)

1 tsp Black pepper


4 cloves Garlic (crushed or minced)

1/2 cup Whole milk yogurt (can use labneh or Greek)

2 tbsp Olive oil

1 tsp Dried mint

3 tsp Kosher salt* (half if using table salt) adjust to taste

1 tbsp Cold water, as needed to thin


2 Large peaches, cut into sections, (drizzle of olive oil)


Lamb Marinade

1Begin by preparing your lamb rib chops (ask a butcher to clean/French your lamb and divide into single lamb chops). If they are cut into double chops, simply cut in half to create your single chop. Remove the excess layer of fat at the top of your chop using a sharp knife. You can reserve this fat to use in later cooking or to grease your flat top grill.

2Prepare marinade by adding the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender:

3sprigs of fresh mint, fresh garlic clove, pomegranate molasses, honey, cinnamon, kosher salt, and black pepper. Pour your marinade over your lamb ribs and rub into both sides. Cover and place in fridge for 4 to 24 hours.

Yogurt Mint Sauce

1Add the crushed or minced garlic to the yogurt. Add olive oil, mint and salt. If your mixture is too thick, add in 1 tablespoon of cold water and mix. Adjust salt to your taste. Spoon over cooked ribs.

Cooking the lamb:

1Once ready to cook your lamb, remove from fridge and allow to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes before cooking.

2Heat your grill to high heat, ensure your grates or flat top area are clean and free from any debris. Grease your grill grates or flat top with a bit of neutral oil; (canola, vegetable or avocado oil). If you have a flat top grill, you can also use some of your reserved lamb fat allow it to render to create an oiled surface.

3Once grill is heated, place your lamb rib chops and allow to cook for about 2 minutes until browned and crust has formed. Flip and cook the 2nd side for another minute. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes.

4While your lamb is resting, place your peach slices on hot grill and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side.

5Enjoy with yogurt mint sauce and the grilled peaches.


1If using table salt or anything besides kosher salt, half your salt amount and always adjust to your taste.

2These are often called lamb lollipops because you can absolutely grab one and eat right off the bone like a lollipop. Perfect as an appetizer.

3The USDA recommends lamb reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F with a 3-minute rest.