June 20, 2022

Greek Grilled American Lamb Shoulder Chops


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Woman carrying a tray of grilled lamb chops


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 1 lemon, (zested and juiced)
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground, to taste
  • 4 thick (3/4-inch) American lamb shoulder chops


In a mixing bowl combine the olive oil, oregano, dill, mint, garlic, lemon zest and juice, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

Take the marinade and pour into a large Ziploc bag. Add the lamb shoulder chops to the bag, seal, and then gently massage the marinade into the lamb. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight for best results.

Heat the grill to medium-high heat. While the grill heats, bring your lamb shoulder chops to room temperature.  Next, place the chops on the grill and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side.  Once the chops have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, you will need to let them rest for a minimum of 3 minutes to finish cooking.  Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Note: The USDA recommends that lamb reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F with a 3-minute rest.

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