Using a blend of Mediterranean herbs and spices and a touch of cinnamon, these tender grilled lamb chops are served with orange and fresh mint sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Sauce:

Directions

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  • Place lamb chops in a large bowl. Season with olive oil, garlic, cumin, mixed herbs, pepper, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Toss until well coated with oil and seasonings. Cover and refrigerate. Allow to marinate at least 4 hours.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Place lamb chops on grill. Sprinkle the chops with a bit of salt. Grill until seared on the first side, 4 to 7 minutes depending on the size of the chops. Rotate chops a half turn on the grill about a minute before turning them. Turn and grill the other side to desired doneness, another 4 to 7 minutes. For medium rare, an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should bead 125 to 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Transfer to a serving dish and tent loosely with foil.

  • Place marmalade in bowl. Add chili flakes, mint, and rice vinegar. Stir together thoroughly.

  • Brush the sauce over the chops and serve.

Nutrition Facts

438 calories; protein 27.6g 55% DV; carbohydrates 12.4g 4% DV; fat 30.6g 47% DV; cholesterol 107.6mg 36% DV; sodium 125.5mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2018
This was my first time making lamb... I was skeptical about the mint bc I dont like many things that are mint...I meal prep and even after reheating it--it was amazing. I used lamb loin chops bc I couldn't find shoulder and I looked all over town! Still was awesome! Would make a great romantic dinner! Followed the video exactly. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2019
I am ten and i made it it was amazing!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2018
This was my first time making lamb... I was skeptical about the mint bc I dont like many things that are mint...I meal prep and even after reheating it--it was amazing. I used lamb loin chops bc I couldn't find shoulder and I looked all over town! Still was awesome! Would make a great romantic dinner! Followed the video exactly. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2016
Tried these & loved it!! Thank you Chef John!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2017
It turned out great. I have never cooked much lamb. I will certainly do it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
Would not change a thing. perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2017
As always John this recipe is a knockout Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2017
Very nice flavor combination with the marinade and then the sauce after they're grilled. I made it for a party of 10 adults I used pork chops instead of lamb chops due to the cost difference for such a large group. Came our very nicely with pork instead. Everyone enjoyed them! Marinated the meat overnight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2020
Excellent! I made this exactly as described except that I used small leg-of-lamb steaks instead of chops. I’m normally not an orange marmalade fan, but combined with the mint, rice vinegar and pepper flakes, it made a really delicious sauce. I served it with steamed broccoli and brown rice with quinoa... the sauce was delicious on those too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2017
Awesome Read More
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