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Chef John's Grilled Lamb with Mint Orange Sauce

Chef John

"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."
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4 h 25 m servings 438 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Place marmalade in bowl. Add chili flakes, mint, and rice vinegar. Stir together thoroughly.
  4. Brush the sauce over the chops and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 438 calories; 30.6 g fat; 12.4 g carbohydrates; 27.6 g protein; 108 mg cholesterol; 126 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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It turned out great. I have never cooked much lamb. I will certainly do it again.

Tried these & loved it!! Thank you Chef John!!

I made it for Easter , it went over very good. I always follow the recipe exactly as written, at least the first time unless a lot of reviews state they made the same changes. This time I did a...

Would not change a thing. perfect.

the orange added a surprising taste.

As always John, this recipe is a knockout


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 fo...

Wonderful...I marinated the chops about 1.5 hours before grilling them. I did add Greek herbs from Pampared Chef and 2 TBSPS of Worcester shire sauce aside from a 1/4 of olive oil.... I did not ...