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!
- 8 lamb chops
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, roughly chopped
- Remove the lamb chops from your refrigerator and leave them at room temperature for several minutes to take some of the chill off. Trim and discard any excess fat from the meat. Pre-heat your grill to high.
- While your grill is pre-heating, make the marinade. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, ginger and garlic. Mix well. Then remove two tablespoons of the marinade to a clean bowl and set it aside for later.
- Lightly oil your grill racks. Place the lamb chops on the grill and cook for 2 minutes. Then flip the lamb chops and baste them generously with the marinade. Word of caution: your grill will flare up while you do this. Work CAREFULLY people!
- Cook the lamb chops for 2 minutes on the second side. Then flip again and baste them generously a second time. Continue cooking until they are done, just about 1 minute more. Remove from the grill and transfer to serving platter. Garnish with the chopped parsley.
- Serve immediately with some of the reserved marinade.
These Lamb Chops are gorgeous! Such a great combination of flavor too!
Thanks Russell! They are ridiculously easy. Let me know if you try them out!
Liz these look awesome! My hubby loves , loves lamb and we’re always trying to find new ways to cook it. Pinned 🙂
Thanks Katya! I hope you and your hubby like it :-)!
I am always on a lookout for easy recipes.. this lamb chops look utterly delicious .. love how quick and simple it is to make.. cant wait to try!! 😀
Thanks lady! Yes, it is so easy and fast. Definitely try it out!
I had the most amazing lamb this summer at a restaurant, but haven’t been brave enough to tackle it at home. Thanks for the inspiration!
Yes! You should definitely try this out. Super duper simple! I’m definitely no grill master and certainly not a big meat eater, and I can do this recipe with my eyes closed and it never fails!
I definitely need to add these to the weeknight meal plan! I love using the grill as much as possible and these lamb chops look perfect!
Thanks, Ashely! They are perfect for the weekday. They barely take any time at all to cook!
Im a fan of grilled lamb with so little on it. This is perfect!! Just how I like it!
Yes, simple is the best! Thanks, Zainab!
So pretty and delicious sounding! I have never made lamb chops (or if I have, it was only the one time)–gotta try these!
Yes, definitely try them out Laura. They are super easy and delicious! Thanks for stopping by!
Oh, these flavors sound phenomenal! I love a good lamb chop, and these look fabulous!
Thanks Marcie! I hope you try it out!
Good grief, these look fantastic! Just shared on my Facebook page and pinned.
Thanks Carrie! XO
I stumbled upon your blog and I like it very much. Are your recipes for food lovers in general or for people who are just looking to eat and live a healthy lifestyle or maybe both? How many calories are usually in your recipes?
Thanks for stopping by! I don’t calculate the calories in my recipes. But I’m think there are many apps/programs where you can type in all the ingredients and it spits out a number for you. You could try that if you are interested. And I have a mix of recipes on my site – some healthy and some indulgent. And I try to keep things seasonal. I hope you can find recipes that fit your lifestyle!
Haha, I’m SO guilty of the “10 ingredient BUT” scam! I always find an excuse in my posts 😉 your lamb looks fantastic! My great-uncle produces lamb meat and I’m barely able to eat it from anywhere else anymore, good quality is definitely important here!
Ha ha. Yeah that is a popular scam indeed! Admittedly, I’ve done it myself a few times! And agree = definitely have to have good quality stuff here. Especially with so few ingredients.
Will certainly be doing these again.Delicious and so simple.
That’s so great to hear, Ray!
THANK YOU! 🙂 I love lamb and was having trouble preparing it but this was SOOOO good! The more “burnt” the better 😉 Thanks my husband and I loved it!
Hooray! So glad you had success. And yes, I love the little charred pieces!
Your recipe says to make the marinade, put chops on the hot grill, 2 min., turn and baste chops, etc. It does not say to marinate the chops at all before putting them on the grill. Is this what you mean??? Usually a marinade goes on the meat before cooking. Please answer fast as I want to make this recipe for dinner – it sounds yummy. Thanks.
No the chops aren’t marinated in advance. Just baste the chops with the ginger/soy sauce mixture during grilling.
What sides would you recommend with this?
If it’s in the Spring, I like grilled asparagus. But any grilled veggie is great!
This recipe is my favorite way to present lamb to friends who are afraid to taste lamb. I have these chops dozens of times and many people ask for the recipe. It is easy to prepare, with simple ingredients that are easy to find and inexpensive, but more importantly they taste amazing!
That’s amazing, Jess! And I totally agree – this recipe is definitely a crowd pleaser and a good one for those who think they might not love lamb. So glad you’re converting lots of people! 🙂
I made these last night. Oh my! They were a hit! Thank you!
Glad to hear it, Vickie! A favorite around here, too!