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Grilled, juicy Mediterranean lamb chops

We do not often get hold of lamb chops here in China so today is a feast, no matter what happens!

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Lamb is an excellent source of protein and vital nutrients like iron, zinc, selenium and vitamin B12. The meat of lamb which comes from an animal that is less than a year has a milder flavour compared to mutton. Mutton is the meat of a sheep that’s over the age of one. 

True lamb lovers often choose chops as it is known to be the most tender part of the animal.

There are many ways to prepare lamb and with this Mediterranean lamb recipe you will certainly present a delicious dinner. This recipe is created for Champagne and wijnen De Blender.

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mediterranean lamb

Grilled Mediterranean lamb chops

True lamb lovers often choose chops as it is known to be the most tender part!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Meat & Poultry
Cuisine International, Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 133 kcal

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Mixing bowl
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 12 pcs lamb chops

For the marinade

  • 1 pc lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 pcs chopped garlic cloves

For the green yogurt sauce

  • 50 gr chopped onion
  • 2 pcs chopped garlic cloves
  • 150 gr green pepper 1 pc
  • ¼ tsp ras el hanout
  • 15 gr fresh mint leaves
  • 15 gr fresh coriander leaves
  • 80 gr Greek yogurt
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • Green tabasco

Instructions
 

Prepare the marinade:

  • Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Rub the lamb chops with the marinade and refrigerate for one hour.

Prepare the green sauce:

  • Remove the skin and the seeds from the pepper and slice into long strips.
  • Sweat the onion, garlic, and green pepper with the ras el hanout and cook under cover and for 6-8 minutes or until soft and tender.
  • Transfer the cooked mixture to a blender and add fresh mint, coriander and the Greek yogurt.
  • Blend to a smooth texture and season to taste with salt, pepper and green tabasco.

Grill the meat:

  • Heat a grill or barbecue to high and sear the lamb chops for 4-5 minutes, flip over and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and rub the remaining marinade on the lamb chops.
    adding marinade to lamb chops

Notes

  • You can use fresh or dry herbs for the marinade. When using dry herbs, add 1 tbsp of water to rehydrate the dried herbs.
  • The cooking time for the meat may vary as per the thickness of the lamb, however, 6-8 minutes seems to be a good time for a rosé (medium) lamb.
  • “Ras el hanout” is originally from the Maghreb region in Africa, it is a blend consisting of over a dozen spices such as cardamom, cumin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, chili, coriander, peppercorn, paprika….. ·

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 11gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 15mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 635IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
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