Grilled Lamb Chops
Author: Giada De Laurentiis
Recipe type: Grilled
Serves: 6 servings
Lamb chops may be a fancy food to eat, but they are very simple to cook, especially on the grill. Loin chops are the most tender and leanest of the variety of available lamb chops. Of course that makes them the most expensive too, but worth the extra outlay of hard earned cash. They can be easily identified by the T-bone.
- 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- Coarse sea salt
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 lamb chops, about ¾-inch thick
- In a food processor fitted with a metal blade add the garlic, rosemary, thyme, cayenne, and salt. Pulse until combined. Pour in olive oil and pulse into a paste. Rub the paste on both sides of the lamb chops and let them marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator and allow the chops to come to room temperature; it will take about 20 minutes.
- Heat a grill pan over high heat until almost smoking, add the chops and sear for about 2 minutes. Flip the chops over and cook for another 3 minutes for medium-rare and 3½ minutes for medium.
- Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis