May 28, 2024

The 5 Best Grilled Lamb Recipes

​​In 2023, we covered the basics of grilling with lamb. This blog serves as Part II, diving into some of the best grilled lamb recipes. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or just starting, these recipes offer a delicious journey into the world of grilled lamb.

1. Lamb Loin With Citrus Halloumi Salad

Lamb loin chops are tender and full of flavor. This recipe enhances their natural taste with a simple marinade, making it a hit for any occasion. The sear from the grill adds a perfect char, complementing the succulent meat.

This recipe takes about 40 minutes to prepare and cook, but the dressing can be made up to 14 days in advance if you want to prepare it over the weekend. 

This recipe was created by Mahy from Two Purple Figs. Mahy said, “It’s super easy and quick to cook, and it’s one of the most tender cuts to work with. This is a bright Spring recipe combining succulent lamb served over a citrus halloumi salad. A must-make lamb recipe!”

2. Citrus & Balsamic Grilled American Lamb Skewers

These skewers combine the zesty flavors of citrus with the rich tang of balsamic, creating a delightful contrast with the savory lamb. They're perfect for a quick and flavorful meal that feels both light and satisfying.

This recipe is great for a weeknight dinner. The preparation is simple, and the skewers cook quickly on the grill. The prep time is 10 minutes, and the cooking time is 20 minutes. 

Recipe courtesy of Grillin' with Dad. He said, ”American lamb is such a great protein option for the grill. The meat is lean, tender and full of rich flavor. With endless marinade and crust options, lamb can be enjoyed by everyone when prepared properly. These balsamic citrus lamb skewers were the best I’ve ever made. Tangy, meaty and flavorful.”

3. Juicy Lucy Lamb Burgers

The Juicy Lucy Lamb Burger is a twist on a classic, with cheese stuffed inside the patty. This innovative approach ensures every bite is filled with melty, cheesy goodness, making it a favorite for burger fans.

This recipe is quick and easy to make any night of the week with only 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cooking time on the grill. 

We have Blue Bowl to thank for this recipe! Stephanie said, “It's not summer until you’ve had a really good burger – and this is that burger!”

4. Aleppo Grilled Lamb Chops Over Polenta with Shallot Herb Pomegranate Sauce

This dish combines exotic flavors with the simplicity of grilled lamb chops. The Aleppo pepper adds a mild heat, while the shallot herb pomegranate sauce provides a tangy, sweet contrast. Served over creamy polenta, it’s a sophisticated dish that impresses.

This recipe takes slightly longer, with 20 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking time. There are three separate recipes: the lamb chops, the soft parmesan polenta, and the shallot and herb pomegranate salad. The lamb chops need about 10-15 minutes on the grill, while the polenta and sauce require additional preparation and cooking time, totaling about 45 minutes, but the result is worth the effort! 

Danielle at Rustic Joyful Foods created this recipe. She said, “this recipe is perfect for impressing guests at a dinner party or enjoying a special meal with family.” Making it perfect for a weekend celebration.

5. Grilled Lamb Koftas

Lamb koftas are packed with aromatic spices and herbs, making them incredibly flavorful. Grilling adds a smoky element, enhancing their taste. They are perfect for entertaining, as they can be served as appetizers or mains. The use of fresh mint and parsley in the mixture adds a refreshing touch, making each bite a burst of flavor.

This is a relatively easy recipe, great for any night of the week. The koftas can be prepared in advance and grilled quickly, making them convenient for busy evenings. The total cook time for these koftas is about 10-12 minutes.

This recipe is provided by Justin from Salt Pepper Skillet. Justin said, “These lamb koftas are a fantastic addition to any barbecue menu, bringing bold flavors and a touch of Middle Eastern cuisine to your table.”

Grilling lamb offers a variety of delicious options, and we’re going to bring you many more tasty recipes during Summer Lambventures! If you try any of these recipes, be sure to tag us on Instagram @fanoflamb