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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

EQUIPMENT (affiliate links)

grill
Mixing bowl
Blender

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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