Marinated Lamb Chops with Rosemary & Garlic


June 17, 2022

Recipe provided by Platings + Pairings - Food-Recipes-Wine-Travel (, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Marinated Lamb Chops with Rosemary & Garlic | American Lamb). Cook time is about 12 minutes.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


12 American lamb loin chops (1in thick) or lamb rib chops

1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil

6 Garlic cloves, grated or minced

2 tbsp Fresh rosemary, minced

2 tbsp Lemon juice

Zest of lemon

1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1/2 tsp Black pepper


1Combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt & pepper in a small bowl.

2Pour the mixture over the lamb chops and let marinate at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.

3Heat grill to 500-degrees and grill chops for 4-6 minutes per side, until the internal temperature reads 145-degrees, followed by a 3 minute rest.

4This recipe pairs nicely with root vegetables, like roasted carrots, but you can keep the traditional barbecue flavors alive with some potato salad and a glass of pinot noir on the side. You can also include a freshly prepared sauce for the lamb, such as pistachio basil pesto.