I’ve had several people ask me if I’m a vegetarian. Nope. Definitely not. A really good burger is probably one of my most favorite things in the world to eat. But I guess it’s just not something that I indulge in very often. And I don’t cook a lot of meat or seafood at home. And since this little corner of the internet that I call “mine” is a direct reflection of what I’m making and eating on a daily basis, meat and seafood dishes only make occasional appearances.
Soooo…now that we’ve cleared the air on that important issue, I bring you grilled lamb. Beautiful, succulent, flavorful lamb. Drool.
This recipe is so easy. You only need SEVEN INGREDIENTS. And that’s a legit count. None of this “oh you only need seven ingredients, but that doesn’t count salt, pepper, olive oil and blah blah blah”. No way. I would not lie to you people. You literally only need seven ingredients and a hot grill. Hallelujah! And everything comes together in a snap. You can make the marinade while the grill is pre-heating and the lamb only takes about 5 minutes to cook. It’s so easy. I love it for a casual weekday dinner. But trust me when I say people will be impressed if you served this at a weekend barbecue with friends and family.
Since there are so few ingredients here, I definitely recommend splurging at the butcher shop on the best lamb you can buy. I like to buy a small frenched rack of lamb and then cut it into chops when I get home (you can always ask your butcher to cut it for you, if you prefer). Happy grilling!
Just one word of caution: your grill will flare up fairly significantly once you start basting the lamb chops with the marinade. So please be careful!